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The management of labour

  • Sheila C. Hunt
  • Anthea Symonds
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Abstract

What exactly is a midwife and what are her function and status in the hospital process of birth? These are questions which a cultural stranger would ask and they need to be carefully considered. In order to do this, we have to throw away our common-sense assumptions and begin to look in more depth at the conventional and accepted position of the midwife.

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© Sheila Hunt and Anthea Symonds 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila C. Hunt
    • 1
  • Anthea Symonds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK

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