Home Birth: A realistic possibility?
Joint meeting with the Association of Community Based Maternity Care and the Royal College of Midwives.

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SESSION 1. Chair: Luke Zander.

The present state of our knowledge, practice, and policies.
Trish Morris        Director of Midwifery, Birmingham
Belinda Phipps        Chief Executive, National Childbirth Trust
Jo Murphy-Lawless        Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Dublin

Discussion.

SESSION 2

Lessons to be learnt from units with high Home Birth rates.
Lyn Leyshon, Director of Midwifery, Torbay Hospital
Cathy Warwick, Director, Women's Services, KCH, London

Discussion.

SESSION 3. Chair: Gavin Young, General Practitioner.

The Educational and Training imperative.
Mavis Kirkham, Professor of Midwifery, Sheffield
Debbie Gould, Consultant Midwife, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London

Discussion.

SESSION 4

The Ethical and Legal dimension.

Rick Porter, Consultant Obstetrician, Bath
Nadine Edwards, AIMS, Edinburgh

Discussion.
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