Ashley Ward gave birth in a hospital lift after it got jammed between floors

I came across the first edition of this book (2009) earlier this year on an ebay search for books on childbirth and the title leapt out at me. I had read half of it with increasing delight before I realised that it was a 21st century take on the Dublin method of Active Management of Labour, at which point I nearly threw it in the bin (it seemed to me that active management turned women into factory animals to be managed by the clock).

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