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Journal Vol. 31, No. 2 — Everyone's an Individual (I'm not!)

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Everyone’s an individual (I’m not!)
Editorial by Emma Ashworth

Diverse, not defective
The MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care report – a BAME mother’s perspective

High BMI waterbirth – time for trusts to take the plunge?
Why trusts need to re-think policies restricting access to birth pools solely on the basis of a woman’s BMI.

Birth Beyond the Binary
Challenges faced by non binary people during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

MBRRACE and the disproportionate number of BAME deaths: Why is this happening and how can we tackle it?
Why are so many BAME women dying and how can we tackle it?

Forced inductions – the UK’s shameful secret
Two women forced into hospital for interventions against their wishes. One, a high profile case in Spain – the other a hidden case in the UK.

Interview with a birth campaigner: Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee and Publications Secretary
Shane Ridley talks about her years supporting AIMS, and helping women to have the birth that they want.

Postnatal doulas: nurturing the family
Nikki Mather tells us what a postnatal doula’s role is, and how postnatal doulas help women, birthing people and families.

Jenna’s Home Waterbirth Story
The home waterbirth of Jenna’s baby girl

Book Review: Behind the Smile by Emma Pearson
Sarah Cairns reviews Emma Pearson's book about finding a new 'normal' after baby loss.

Book Review: The Roar Behind the Silence: Why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care
Jo Dagustun reviews this book edited by Sheena Byrom and Soo Downe.

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