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(p. 533) Foreword to Childbirth with Confidence: By Prunella Briance 

(p. 533) Foreword to Childbirth with Confidence: By Prunella Briance
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(p. 533) Foreword to Childbirth with Confidence: By Prunella Briance
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0121
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date: 12 December 2018

In his foreword to Prunella Briance’s book Childbirth with Confidence, on natural childbirth and the work of Grantly Dick-Read, Winnicott addresses the fact that the great majority of women can have a natural labour and birth and that, although medical interventions are important in the three percent of births where something goes wrong, the healthy mother in labour does not respond well to the medical techniques which are needed in cases where there are problems at birth.

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