Midwifery Matters Winter 2015 Issue 147


Editorial 2

News and views

National Maternity Review 3


Touch in Practice Jane Ashton 7
Supporting Transitions to Parenthood: Bonding with a Baby that has Down’s Syndrome Dayna Wright 9
Amish Country: The End of a Chapter Suyai Steinhauser 13
Call to Action Bev Jervis 14
In Memory of Susan Stephenson Anne Gedhill 16

Looking back

Briggs, the Bill and the New Clause Belinda Ackerman and Liz Winkler 18
ARM’s Campaign Against the Bill Jen Thomas 20
A Personal Experience of Opposing the Bill Liz Winkler 21


Oxytocin 2015: A Report Pam Dorling 23
Oxytocin 2015: Speaker’s Corner Excerpt from Bump Kate Evans 24
Spreading the Midwifery Love Bev Jervis 26
The Uterus as the Engine of Labour Margaret Jowitt 29
Retreat with Friends, Old and New Pam Dorling 33
Membership Annual Report Irene Walton 34
Treasurer’s Report Linda Wylie 35


Proactive Support of Labor; The challenge of normal childbirth (2nd Ed) 38
Birth Pool in a Box Eco Professional 39

What’s on

Decision Making and Professional Intuition: ARM Wigan Study Day and Spring National Meeting 17
Local Groups 43

Get involved 42

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