Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth
Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth

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Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth


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Activity 2: Challenges to the biomedical model of childbirth: An amended extract from The Open University course K213 Health and Illness, Book 1 ‘Experiencing Health and Illness’, Chapter 5 (Section 3, pp. 92–95)

Activity 3: Values and choices – putting the official response into practiceAn extract from The Open University course K213 Health and Illness, Book 1 ‘Experiencing Health and Illness’, Chapter 5 (Section 4, pp. 95–103) images: (1) © Gary Milner/, (2) © Cathy Lloyd

Activity 5: Shaw, R. and Kitzinger, C. (2013) abstract from: Original Source: Shaw, R. and Kitzinger, C. (2005) ‘Calls to a home birth helplines – empowerment in childbirth’. Social Science and Medicine, vol. 61, pp. 2374-2383


Audio (3): Personal experiences of childbirth © The Open University

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