New PDF release: A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth: Key Themes in

By Tania McIntosh

ISBN-10: 0415561620

ISBN-13: 9780415561624

ISBN-10: 0415561639

ISBN-13: 9780415561631

People are thinking about tales of childbirth, and the resources to record maternity in Britain within the 20th century are wealthy and sundry. This booklet places the background of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting parts of swap and continuity, and charting the improvement of being pregnant and start because it emerged from the shadows and have become significant to social debate.


A Social heritage of Maternity and Childbirth considers the importance of the legislation and coaching of midwives and medical professionals, exploring very important features of maternity care together with efforts to take on maternal deaths, the flow of start from domestic to health center, and the increase of purchaser teams. utilizing oral histories and women’s memoirs, in addition to neighborhood health and wellbeing documents and modern experiences and papers, this publication explores the stories of girls and households, and contains the voices of girls, midwives and medical professionals. Key topics are mentioned all through, together with:





  • the paintings and standing of the midwife




  • the place of origin




  • pain aid




  • ante- and submit- 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 renowned and political debate, this booklet 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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