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By Tania McIntosh

ISBN-10: 0415561620

ISBN-13: 9780415561624

ISBN-10: 0415561639

ISBN-13: 9780415561631

People are fascinated about tales of childbirth, and the resources to rfile maternity in Britain within the 20th century are wealthy and sundry. This ebook places the historical past of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting components of switch and continuity, and charting the advance of being pregnant and start because it emerged from the shadows and have become significant to social debate.

A Social historical past of Maternity and Childbirth considers the importance of the rules and coaching of midwives and medical professionals, exploring vital features of maternity care together with efforts to take on maternal deaths, the movement of delivery from domestic to health center, and the increase of purchaser teams. utilizing oral histories and women’s memoirs, in addition to neighborhood future health documents and modern experiences and papers, this ebook explores the reviews of ladies and households, and comprises the voices of ladies, midwives and medical professionals. Key topics are mentioned all through, together with:

  • the paintings and standing of the midwife

  • the fatherland

  • pain reduction

  • ante- and put up- natal care

  • women’s strain teams

  • high-tech as opposed to low-tech

  • political pressures.

At a time whilst the midwifery career, and the broader constitution of maternity care, is an issue for well known and political debate, this publication is a well timed contribution. it is going to be a useful learn for all these drawn to maternity care in England.

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