Sheila Kitzinger, who developed Concept of Birth Plan in 1960s and 1970s, dies at 86

April 13, 2015 12:47 PM

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Sheila Kitzinger, who developed the concept of a birth plan in the 1960s and 1970s, died at her home in Oxfordshire yesterday following a short illness. She was 86.

Kitzinger was a pioneering natural childbirth guru, anthropologist and author. She always supported home birth and natural birth. She herself gave birth to her five children at home and believed midwives provided significant help.

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