The International Journal of Childbirth is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal publishing original research, reviews, and case studies concerned with the practice of midwifery, women's health, prenatal care, and the birth process. The journal encourages the exploration of the complex and contextual issues surrounding childbirth provision and outcomes and invites manuscripts from a wide range of clinical, theoretical, political, methodological, psychological, public health, policy, and multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Free Content International Journal of Childbirth
pp. 2-3(2)
Authors: Walsh, Denis; Schuiling, Kerri; Downe, Soo


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Competence and Competency: Core Concepts for International Midwifery Practice
pp. 4-12(9)
Authors: Fullerton, Judith T.; Ghérissi, Atf; Johnson, Peter G.; Thompson, Joyce B.

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Becoming a Mother: Women's Journeys From Expectation to Experience in Three European Countries
pp. 13-26(14)
Authors: Luyben, Ans G.; Kinn, Sue R.; Fleming, Valerie E.M.

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General Practitioner Involvement in Remote and Rural Maternity Care: Too Big a Challenge?
pp. 27-38(12)
Authors: Caldow, Jan; Hundley, Vanora; van Teijlingen, Edwin; Reid, John; Kiger, Alice; Tucker, Janet; Ireland, Jilly; Harris, Fiona; Farmer, Jane; Bryers, Helen

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Expanding Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention to the Community in Resource-Poor Contexts: Critical Considerations and Next Steps
pp. 39-51(13)
Authors: Spangler, Sydney A.; Koski, Alissa; Armbruster, Deborah; Stanton, Cynthia


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The Necessity and Challenge of International Midwifery Science
pp. 61-64(4)
Authors: De Vries, Raymond G.; Nieuwenhuijze, Marianne; van Crimpen, Rafael

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