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Month: January 2017

Maidstone Birth Centre

Maidstone Birth Centre

Got my hands on the Maidstone Birth Centre Five Year Report 2011-2016 yesterday and it makes for impressive reading! It’ll soon be on the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s Website, but here’s a summary. These stats are very pertinent for local women as they understand and make choices about where to have their babies. Maidstone Birth Centre opened five years ago and there have been more than 2,000 births there since. This equates to around 8% per year of…

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Dear Doctor,

Dear Doctor,

I’ve become quite adept at taking a deep breath and smiling politely at doctors in my social circle, those who attend my courses & those I meet professionally when discussing birth. With friends who are doctors it’s easier to have a reasoned debate – there’s a mutual respect and friendship there already. In the other areas it’s tricky – it’s often not appropriate to get into a heated debate, and, depending on who I’m engaging with, it’s sometimes clear that…

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