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Duration and urgency of transfer in births planned at home and in freestanding midwifery units in England: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study

  • Rachel E Rowe1Email author,
  • John Townend1,
  • Peter Brocklehurst1, 2,
  • Marian Knight1,
  • Alison Macfarlane3,
  • Christine McCourt3,
  • Mary Newburn4,
  • Maggie Redshaw1,
  • Jane Sandall5,
  • Louise Silverton6 and
  • Jennifer Hollowell1
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201313:224

Received: 10 September 2013

Accepted: 27 November 2013

Published: 5 December 2013

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Original Submission
10 Sep 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Judy Slome Cohain
25 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Eileen Hutton
20 Nov 2013 Author responded Author comments - Rachel Rowe
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Nov 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Nov 2013 Editorially accepted
5 Dec 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-13-224

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
Institute for Women’s Health, University College London
Department of Midwifery and Child Health, City University London
The National Childbirth Trust
Division of Women’s Health, King’s College London
The Royal College of Midwives