The latest issue of Health, Risk and Society is a special issue focusing on Risk, Pregnancy and Childbirth, and the publishers have made the introduction and three of the articles from this issue freely available. These are written by some of the key people in this field and I wanted to share the links for anyone who might be interested but hasn’t yet heard they are available for download…
Pregnancy, birth and risk: an introduction – Barbara Katz Rothman
To what extent are women free to choose where to give birth? How discourses of risk, blame and responsibility influence birth place decisions – Kirstie Coxon, Jane Sandall and Naomi J Fulop.
Time, risk and midwife practice: the vaginal examination – Mandie Scamell and Mary Stewart