Maternity Matters

Yesterday saw the publication of Maternity Matters, which outlines the government's plans to increase the choice of childbirth options available to expectant mothers. A selection of relevant documents (including the full paper) can be downloaded here; if you have RealPlayer or Windows Media installed on your machine then you may also want to listen to a Woman's Hour interview with Patricia Hewitt about the new regulations.

Further information on pregnancy, birth and parenting in the UK can be found on the National Childbirth Trust website. Or for an interesting view of how provision has altered over the years, try reading Pushing 50 - Three Ages of Childbirth.