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Authors: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans,Beverley Marsh,Angela Walker

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Janet Medforth
Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh
and Angela Walker




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Edited by
Janet Medforth
Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife Educator Faculty of Health and Well Being
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Susan Battersby
Independent Lecturer/Researcher Infant Feeding, UK
Maggie Evans
Freelance Lecturer and Consultant in Midwifery and Complementary Therapies, UK
Beverley Marsh
Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Well Being, Sheffield Hall University, UK
Angela Walker
Lecturer in Midwifery, Contraception and Sexual Health and Independent/Supplementary Nurse/Midwife Prescribing; Clinic Nurse Co-ordinator, Contraception
and Sexual Health Service, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, Chesterfield, UK
Previously Senior Midwifery Lecturer, The University of Sheffield (retired)


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