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Place of birth

Can a workshop increase pregnant women's knowledge of their birthplace options?

Planning where to give birth is arguably one of the most significant choices that a woman will make during her pregnancy Yet for many women, an assumption is made that birth will take place in a...

Creating a dedicated homebirth service: Results of a 3-year pilot

Homebirth is a topic that often elicits a strong emotional reaction from health professionals and women alike It is a subject that, after being deeply out of favour, now has a positive evidence base...

Turning the tide of childbirth: Are we still adrift?

The findings of the Birthplace Study (Birthplace in England Collaborative Group, 2011) should have resulted in a significant increase in the numbers of low-risk women giving birth either at home or in...

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