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Birth Centres: A Social Model for Maternity Care

Paperback, 29/05/2003, £32.99
Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health

Paperback, 01/09/2006, £46.99
Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. It explores practices, such as childbirth and midwifery, social practices around breastfeeding, miscarriages and termination of pregnancy, and more.

Midwife-Mother Relationship 2ed

Paperback, 15/09/2010, £32.99
Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

Informed Choice in Maternity Care

Paperback, 23/08/2004, £36.99
Brings together key research in the ward and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. This book is timely and topical and covers a number of current debates.