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Bridgit Dimond
British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, 03 May 2000, pp 316 - 319

This paper explores the legal basis for a woman to insist upon a home confinement. It shows that there is no legal power to compel a woman to go into hospital for the birth. Precedents show the courts do not support an absolute right to obtain health care. Support for home confinements is a cultural issue. Changing Childbirth does not seem to have secured a great increase in support for a woman’s choice.

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