(This article is also available in an audio format) The buzz word in maternity care circles is informed choice! But how often are women exhorted to make an informed decision? How many times do these words appear in policy documents and procedure manuals within a health...

(This article is also available in an audio format) By Barbara Hanrahan – midwife and educator, SA certified perinatal education course developer and coordinator Childbirth is not an illness. Neither does the birth of every baby have to be a medical procedure. Fit, healthy women can have...

The baby clinic should be a friendly, non-threatening environment for parents to receive advice and reassurance - a meeting place, support system and an information centre. Guidance and advice offered should be based on current information relating to all aspects of child and maternal health. Feedback...

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