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Edited by Edwards, Nadine; Mander, Rosemary; Murphy-Lawless, Jo
Arguing that contemporary maternity services provide a hostile environment both in which to practise and to give birth, this book looks at how we can change this to promote the best possible experiences for new parenthood.
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By Mander, Rosemary
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