This book would seem likely to provoke a lively debate among the obstetric/midwifery community. There may be a number of policies promoted which could prove controversial and I see no harm whatsoever in that.


I think the past couple of decades have seen a procession of rather conservative traditional textbooks, most of which have been simply re-badging of practices that are widely accepted and most of which are rather dull. My guess is that this eloquent text will stimulate quite a bit of interest and will probably have a lively market and, on the face of it, I would be quite keen to see it published.