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Journal Vol. 32, No. 1 — Breaking Down the Barriers to VBAC

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Breaking Down the Barriers to VBAC
Editorial by Emma Ashworth

Reclaiming birth after caesarean
Debbie Chippington Derrick looks back the importance of AIMS for VBAC in the UK

Manifesto for the performance of vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) at home (HBAC)
Sarah Le Quang Sang’s performance piece on her experience of planning a HBAC

Research Review
Gemma McKenzie reviews, ‘A narrative analysis of women’s experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) in Australia using critical feminist theory’

Leeds Trust fails to follow National VBAC Guidelines
Helen Cox explains how Leeds Trust are reducing the chance of a vaginal birth for women planning a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

The birth of Eden
Katie Hickey shares the story of her home VBAC (home vaginal birth after previous caesarean section)

Compassionately Communicating
Katie Olliffe describes how she uses Compassionate Communication (Non Violent Communication (NVC)) as a Birth Worker

Being Believed: Obstetric violence in the age of #metoo
Maddie McMahon on assaults on women, inside and outside the birth room

Abusing language
Emma Ashworth and Verina Henchy look at why health care providers don’t like the word “abuse”

Interview with Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent
Jo Dagustun interviews England's first Chief Midwifery Officer

Cracking the media paywall: how to access newspaper articles for free!
Jo Dagustun explains how we can access newspaper articles without having to pay

Book Review: Give Birth like a Feminist by Milli Hill
A group of AIMS volunteers share their views on this important book

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