Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ishbel Kargar, Sheila C. Hunt
    Pages 1-3
  3. Rachel Celia
    Pages 4-20
  4. Mandy Churcher
    Pages 21-34
  5. Joanna Hindley, Sarah Montagu
    Pages 63-75
  6. Jennifer Kelsall
    Pages 76-86
  7. Jenny Kitzinger
    Pages 87-98
  8. Pippa MacKeith, Rosemary Phillipson
    Pages 99-114
  9. Mary Sidebotham
    Pages 115-132
  10. Catherine Siney
    Pages 133-145
  11. Meg Taylor
    Pages 146-164
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 188-198

About this book


There is growing recognition in the field of midwifery that there is no single 'best' system of maternity care for all women, and that not only do individual women have specific needs, but certain groups of women have special needs. The book examines the needs of these groups while continuing to treat the women as individuals.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ishbel Kargar
  • Sheila C. Hunt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Birmingham Women’s Health Care NHS TrustUK
  2. 2.University of Central EnglandBirminghamUK

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