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Journal Vol. 30, No. 4 — When Birth Becomes Trauma

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Editorial: When Birth Becomes Trauma
By Journal editors Mari Greenfield and Emma Ashworth

What is Birth Trauma Anyway?
Rebecca Moore explains what traumatic birth means to women and their families.

Traumatised Midwives; Traumatised Women
Jenny Patterson outlines how midwives witnessing trauma impacts on the care they offer to women.

The Trauma Between Us
Amy Delicate explores the impact of birth trauma on couple relationships.

After-birth Service Provision - An Opportunity For Resolution and Renewal
Dr Gill Thomson asks whether “Birth Reflections” services help or hinder women’s healing after a traumatic birth.

Why Didn't She Leave?
Zoe Clark uses the analogy of domestic abuse to describe her experiences with the health service.

The Night That Was Neither Silent Nor Holy
Beth Whitehead's personal story of birth trauma.

Improving Maternity Services For Positive Mental Health Outcomes: A Checklist For Action
The AIMS Campaign Team shares the updated AIMS checklist for campaigners

Birthing Journeys: Positive Birth After Trauma
Hannah Palamara describes her battle to achieve the birth she wanted.

Research Review: Women’s Descriptions Of Childbirth Trauma Relating To Care Provider Actions And Interactions.
Gemma McKenzie summarises the findings of this important research into women's traumatic birth experiences.

Conference Report: 4th Annual Birth Trauma Event
Maddie McMahon reports on the 9th January 2019 conference in London.

Conference Report: Born into Positivity – An Example Of A University Midwifery Society Conference
Katherine Minelli gives an account of her day at UWE Midwifery Society.

Being a Birth Activist: An Interview With Virginia Hatton, AIMS Volunteer And Birth Campaigner
Virginia Hatton talks about why she supports AIMS, and how her experiences of being on-call as a doula may help midwives working in a Continuity of Carer model.

Book Review: Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Kaplan Shanley
A book review by Gemma McKenzie.

Book Review: Traumatic Childbirth by Cheryl Beck, Jeanne Driscoll and Sue Watson
A book review by Mari Greenfield

Book Review: When Survivors Give Birth, by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus
A book review by Kicki Hansard

Obituary Of Mary Cronk, 1932-2018
Mary Cronk: A Professional Servant.

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