Birth Centres: A Social Model for Maternity Care

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Books for Midwives, 2003 - Medical - 269 pages
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A comprehensive review of the current status of birth centers internationally, looking at the evidence for their success as well as the problems in establishing them.

  • The first comprehensive text on birth centers, with contributions from experts worldwide.
  • Gathers together all the available research data, providing an essential resource for all midwifery students and practitioners.
  • An easily accessible source of information on how to implement low technology/high social support models of maternity care.

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Mavis Kirkham is currently Professor of Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. She has been a clinical midwife for twenty years and has many years of experience of midwifery education.

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