The online content of the RCM Midwives Journal has now migrated to the Ingenta service (www.ingenta.com) and is no longer available at www.midwives.co.uk. Issues from 5(10) 2002 can be browsed there. Access to full text is free of charge, though there is a six-month embargo on recent content, i.e. the most recent months are not available. Eventually all issues going back to 1998 will be put online.
Student Midwives' Sanctuary
This web site is a back online after an absence. I am a bit concerned about having specimen essays on the site - too much of a temptation to plagiarism, in my view. Students seem to worry a great deal about their dissertations, so a few specimens of this genre would be useful!
Erna Wright 1924-2004
The Guardian of 08/09/04 carries an obituary of Erna Wright, who in the early 1960s introduced the Lamaze method of training for childbirth into Britain.
The home birth lottery
A Guardian article (08/09/04) featuring the 'postcode lottery' in access to home birth services. The case of Paul Beland at Peterborough is discussed.
Negative attitudes to teenage mothers, and a YWCA campaign to change attitudes, are featured in this Guardian article (08/09/04).