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Journal Vol. 30, No. 2 — Implementing Better Births Part 2

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Editorial: Implementing Better Births: working together to keep the Better Births Vision alive
Editorial by Jo Dagustun

Implementing Better Births: What's the chance of Better Births?
Mary Newburn explores Better Births in the context of the UK's wider healthcare reform agenda and offers some top tips for birth activists

Implementing Better Births: why Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are key
Laura James introduces Maternity Voice Partnerships (MVPs): the successor to MSLCs

Interview: Supporting MVPs via a community development model
Ceri Durham explains how a 'community development' model helps ensure that her local MVPs represent a wide-range of service-users

Better births at the Barkantine in East London: celebrating ten years
Cassandra Yuill looks back over the first ten years of an inner-city freestanding birth centre

Introducing Pelvic Uprising: tackling women’s postnatal health issues
Lyanne Nicholl explains how she came to be involved in campaigning for improved maternity services

Obituary: Clare Fisher
Beverley Beech reflects on Clare Fisher's life

Research in Focus: Access to Research
Jo Dagustun informs readers about a free access route to academic research papers

Birth Story: My three very different experiences of becoming a mummy
Kirsten Mitchell, founder of the charity Spoons, shares the stories of her babies' births

Book Review: A Midwife's Story: Life, love and birth among the Amish
Deborah Hughes reviews Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman's true life story

Book Review: Confident Birth
Paula Cleary reviews doula and physiotherapist Susanna Heli's book of guidance

Conference Report: The Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival
Amy Fairbrother shares her reflections on the 2018 Manchester event

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