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Journal Vol. 30, No. 1 — Implementing Better Births Part 1

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

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Mission Better Births. But just how do we do it?
Editorial by Jo Dagustun

Better Births Basics #1: the Better Births vision
The essential cut out & keep checklist for birth activists by the AIMS Campaign Team

Better Births Basics #2: What’s what and who’s who?
Information from the AIMS Campaign Team to help YOU become an effective guardian of the Better Births vision in your local area.

Better Births Basics #3: Some key national targets
Key targets to keep in mind as your Local Maternity System develops its plans

Implementing Better Births: The Long View
Margaret Jowitt compares the implementation of Better Births with Changing Childbirth

Implementing Better Births: Continuing the campaign for continuity of carer. A call to action!
Priorities for action by the AIMS Campaign Team

Keeping babies 'Born In Salford'
An update on maternity provision for Salford women and families by Amy Prodgers

Introducing the Make Birth Better Network: networking to address the birth trauma challenge
By Emma Svanberg and Rebecca Moore

Introducing Maternity Outcomes Matter: Tackling avoidable harm:
Maureen Treadwell explains the purpose of the MOMS project

Campaign update: Is the NMC fit for purpose?
By the AIMS Campaign Team

Physiology Matters: A letter to Doctor Joseph B. DeLee
Celine Lemay writes a letter to "The Father of Modern Obstetrics"

Conference Report: ENCA Meeting 2018, Sanski Most, Bosnia Herzegovina
By Debbie Chippington Derrick

The Consequences of Discontinuing Continuity
A birth story by Emma Ashworth

Book Reviews:
Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings
How to Heal a Bad Birth by Melissa Bruijn and Debby Gould

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