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Women's experiences of tests and procedures carried out at a preterm birth surveillance clinic. / Carlisle, Naomi; Carter, Jenny; Radford, Samara et al.

In: British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 26, No. 1, 12.01.2018, p. 31-34.

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Carlisle, N, Carter, J, Radford, S & Shennan, A 2018, 'Women's experiences of tests and procedures carried out at a preterm birth surveillance clinic', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 31-34. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.31

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Carlisle, N., Carter, J., Radford, S., & Shennan, A. (2018). Women's experiences of tests and procedures carried out at a preterm birth surveillance clinic. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.31

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Carlisle N, Carter J, Radford S, Shennan A. Women's experiences of tests and procedures carried out at a preterm birth surveillance clinic. British Journal of Midwifery. 2018 Jan 12;26(1):31-34. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.31

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Carlisle, Naomi ; Carter, Jenny ; Radford, Samara et al. / Women's experiences of tests and procedures carried out at a preterm birth surveillance clinic. In: British Journal of Midwifery. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 31-34.

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