Birth in Focus

Birth in Focus : Stories and photos to inform, educate and inspire

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Birth In Focus offers the reader a chance to see birth made real. Water birth, breech birth, twin birth, Caesarean birth - all are shown in 'photo stories', with accompanying text written both by the woman and her midwife, and sometimes also the partner or a child who was present. Clear images of the birth process provide an excellent educational tool for students, as well as offering inspiration to those who may not have had the opportunity to see birth in this way. A chapter on reflection points for practitioners will help professionals and birth supporters explore further the issues highlighted in the individual stories. Foreword by Ina May Gaskin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 170 x 220 x 14mm | 540g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 colour photos
  • 1780662351
  • 9781780662350
  • 35,967

About Becky Reed

Becky Reed has been a midwife for over 25 years. She believes passionately in the importance of continuity in midwifery care, as well as in keeping birth normal, home birth and water birth. Becky helped to set up the well-known, much-loved and influential Albany Midwifery Practice (AMP) in Peckham, South London, and has spoken widely about the AMP both nationally and internationally. Throughout her midwifery career Becky has documented births in photos, and used these when preparing women and families for birth. She believes strongly in the power of the image in education, particularly at a time when students are increasingly 'learning' via television and the internet, and midwifery skills are at risk of being lost. For many years Becky was on the editorial board of The Practising Midwife, where many of her photo-story articles have been published. This is her first book.
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