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Midwifery BSc: L6 Optimising Normal Physiological Processes


Welcome to your Level 6 Optimising Normal Physiological Processes reading list!  Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.

Essential Reading

Buckley, S.J. (2015) Hormonal physiology of childbearing: Evidence and implications for women, babies, and maternity care. [pdf] Available at: 

National Maternity Review (2016) Better Births. Improving Outcomes of Maternity Services in England. A Five Year Forward View for Maternity Care. Available at: 

World Health Organisation (2018) Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience. [online] Available at:

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