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Photo journal: Home-from-home childbirth

David was determined to be at the birth: "It would be unfair on Denise not to be there, particularly with IVF, because itís such a horrendous intrusion on her body."

With almost 98% of all births taking place in hospital, birth centres offer the possibility of childbirth in a home-from-home setting. Women have the one-to-one care and support of a midwife with only gas and air or pethidine for pain relief.

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