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Part II: Providing Care INTRODUCTION TO PART II

ByEdwin R. van Teijlingen

The organization of professions plays a significant role in the way care at birth is delivered. Because midwifery is “where the action is” in terms of professional “jurisdiction”—arguments about the most appropriate caregiver at birth-all four chapters in Part II put midwives at the center of their analysis: Midwifery is used as a way of illustrating the professional activity in maternity care systems.