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How Natural Can Major Surgery Really Be? A Critique of “The Natural Caesarean” Technique


  • Lareen Newman BA(Hons), PhD, MPHAA,

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    1. Lareen Newman is a Research Fellow, at the Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity Research, Flinders University of South Australia; and State President (South Australia) for the Maternity Coalition;
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  • Heather Hancock RM, PhD

    1. Heather Hancock is Associate Professor of Midwifery, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Tweed Gold Coast Campus, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
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Lareen Newman, BA(Hons), PhD, MPHAA, Level 2, Health Sciences Building, Flinders University, Registry Road, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia; e-mail:

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