October 2, 2019

It saddens me how often writing around birth fails to look at the economic and political context in which we work. Yet that context so often determines what we see and write about. It influences the ideas that underpin research, books and comments on social media platf...

September 4, 2019

There is a real problem throughout health and social services which is particularly evident in maternity services and that is the issue of care.

Care happens between people and is the response of one person to the needs of another. It must therefore always be appropriat...

June 12, 2019

Mavis Kirkham reflects on the patterns seen so often around the closure of birth centres, following the publication of an article on this topic.

January 2, 2019

Mavis Kirkham writes an appreciation of Mary Cronk (1932 -2018).

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