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By Tania McIntosh

ISBN-10: 0415561620

ISBN-13: 9780415561624

ISBN-10: 0415561639

ISBN-13: 9780415561631

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

A Social heritage of Maternity and Childbirth considers the importance of the legislation and coaching of midwives and medical professionals, exploring vital points of maternity care together with efforts to take on maternal deaths, the circulate of beginning from domestic to sanatorium, and the increase of patron teams. utilizing oral histories and women’s memoirs, in addition to neighborhood well-being files and modern experiences and papers, this booklet explores the stories of girls and households, and comprises the voices of girls, midwives and medical professionals. Key issues are mentioned all through, together with:

  • the paintings and standing of the midwife

  • the homeland

  • pain aid

  • 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 occupation, and the broader constitution of maternity care, is an issue for well known and political debate, this e-book is a well timed contribution. will probably be a useful learn for all these drawn to maternity care in England.

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