Tania McIntosh's A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth: Key Themes in PDF

By Tania McIntosh

People are serious about tales of childbirth, and the assets to rfile maternity in Britain within the 20th century are wealthy and sundry. This publication places the historical past of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting parts of swap and continuity, and charting the improvement of being pregnant and delivery because it emerged from the shadows and have become crucial 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 elements of maternity care together with efforts to take on maternal deaths, the flow of beginning from domestic to clinic, and the increase of client teams. utilizing oral histories and women’s memoirs, in addition to neighborhood future health files and modern stories and papers, this e-book explores the reviews of ladies and households, and contains the voices of ladies, midwives and medical professionals. Key subject matters are mentioned all through, together with:

  • the paintings and standing of the midwife

  • the place of origin

  • pain aid

  • ante- and publish- 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 renowned and political debate, this e-book is a well timed contribution. it will likely be a useful learn for all these attracted to maternity care in England.

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