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Journal Vol. 26, No. 4 — Supporting Birth

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

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Changing birth support
Gill Boden, Debbie Chippington Derrick and Shane Ridley remind us what it is all about

Rebozo in an NHS setting
Jude Davis encourages those supporting births to increase their confidence

Shiatsu and birth support?
Suzanne Yates introduces the principles of what shiatsu can bring to pregnancy and birth Positive Birth Movement
Melissa Thomas, Jenny Hallam and Chris Howard share feedback for Positive Birth Groups

Hypnobirthing
Katharine Graves shows the power of deep relaxation and positive thought in birth

Positive Birth Movement
Melissa Thomas, Jenny Hallam and Chris Howard share feedback for Positive Birth Groups

Pregnancy and Parents Centre
Nadine Edwards shares an example of the difference good support can make

AIMS homebirth survey
Nadia Higson shares the results of an exploration of what is on offer to women

Midwifery in Tanzania
Rose Mlay gives a view from the ground

Maternal mortality
Magdalena Ohaja and Jo Murphy-Lawless highlight the complexities in sub-Saharan Africa

Neri Winterstein-Minnigin - Ilana Winterstein shares her birth story
Doula Ly Malnick gives her account of Neri's birth
Selina Blackmore gives her perspective as the on-call midwife

Research:
Andrea Nove reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue: Microbirth report, Supporting those who witness bad practice, Feedback from a Positive Birth facilitator, AIMS pays tribute to Stephen Gaskin & Mary Ann Cahill

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