A Social History Of Maternity And Childbirth

Author: Tania McIntosh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136344101
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People are fascinated by stories of childbirth, and the sources to document maternity in Britain in the twentieth century are rich and varied. This book puts the history of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting areas of change and continuity, and charting the development of pregnancy and birth as it emerged from the shadows and became central to social debate. A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth considers the significance of the regulation and training of midwives and doctors, exploring important aspects of maternity care including efforts to tackle maternal deaths, the move of birth from home to hospital, and the rise of consumer groups. Using oral histories and women’s memoirs, as well as local health records and contemporary reports and papers, this book explores the experiences of women and families, and includes the voices of women, midwives and doctors. Key themes are discussed throughout, including: the work and status of the midwife the place of birth pain relief ante- and post- natal care women’s pressure groups high-tech versus low-tech political pressures. At a time when the midwifery profession, and the wider structure of maternity care, is a matter for popular and political debate, this book is a timely contribution. It will be an invaluable read for all those interested in maternity care in England.
A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Tania McIntosh
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-19 - Publisher: Routledge

People are fascinated by stories of childbirth, and the sources to document maternity in Britain in the twentieth century are rich and varied. This book puts the history of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting areas of change and continuity, and charting the development of pregnancy and
A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Tania McIntosh
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-19 - Publisher: Routledge

People are fascinated by stories of childbirth, and the sources to document maternity in Britain in the twentieth century are rich and varied. This book puts the history of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting areas of change and continuity, and charting the development of pregnancy and
Lying-in
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Richard W. Wertz, Dorothy C. Wertz
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This lively history of childbirth begins with colonial days, when childbirth was a social event, and moves on to the gradual medicalization of childbirth in America as doctors forced midwives out of business and to the home-birth movement of the 1980's. Widely praised when it was first published in 1977,
Safer Childbirth?
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Marjorie Tew
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-11 - Publisher: Springer

Since the first edition went to press in 1989, there have been many important developments concerning different aspects of maternity care. To take account of these, much needs to be added to this history. Late 1989 saw the publication of the double volume set of studies, Effective Care in Pregnancy
Women and Childbirth in the Twentieth Century
Language: en
Pages: 331
Authors: A. Susan Williams
Categories: Childbirth
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing

An exploration of the growth of maternal welfare services in the 20th century which looks at the major role played by the National Birthday Trust Fund.