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Journal Vol. 28, No. 4 — Reforming maternity

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

A little history lesson
Beverley Beech explores the ‘rebranding’ of MSLCs

Reforming maternity
Beverley Beech and Gill Boden talk about maternity transformation

Midwifery Unit Network
Mary Newburn talks about a new association of people committed to achieving change

Why we need care for all
Nerea Pla Domench shares her experience as a volunteer midwife in Eko Station refugee camp

The latest from Ágnes
Donal Kerry provides an update on Ágnes Geréb’s fight for freedom

Instant access
Jean Robinson suggests that information sharing should extended to patients

Consultation or tokenism
Beverley Beech highlights the difficulties in making information work for women

Letter to AIMS - Fathers in the birth space
Charlotte Williamson

Women’s voices 2016
Inspiring Future Maternity Services - King’s College Hospital, 1 October 2016
Sue Broughton reports

Continuity of Carer
Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice - King’s College Hospital, 13 April 2016
Georgina Craig reports on the commissioning workshop

Doing things differently
Rachel Ellman highlights the importance of being heard and supported

Research Reviews

  • Perineums and positions - Perineal injuries and birth positions among 2992 women with a low risk pregnancy who opted for a homebirth. Reveiwed by Gemma McKenzie
  • Induction and age - Randomized trial of labor induction in women 35 years of age or older. Reviewed by Gemma McKenzie
  • Caesareans and obesity - Association between cesarean birth and risk of obesity in offspring in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Reviewed by Virginia Hatton

Book Reviews

Also in the issue:
Letter - Midwifery care?
What AIMS means to me
BMJ - We need a health system that meets the needs of the person/patient

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