Midwives, Society and Childbirth Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period (Studies in the Social History of Medicine) by Hilary Marland

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Edited By Author: June Hannam. Jean Donnison, in her book Midwives and Medical Men charts the ‘decline of the midwife’ and the ‘ascendancy of men’ through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.1 This process culminated in the Midwives Act which ensured the continued existence of midwives, but at the cost of putting them in a ‘uniquely disadvantaged position Cited by: Despite being 43 years old, this book is NOT outdated.

While some states have re-instituted midwives, some states still have not. Midwives have their hands tied in the hospital setting. Midwives are limited with what they can do in a birthing center and at home.

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"Spiritual Midwifery" was Ina May's first book and there's no doubt that it and she have been seminal in bringing midwifery and home births back to the fore of modern society.

This book is groundbreaking in its own right but it ended up being more of a biograph My purpose for reading this book is to brush up on childbirth and strategies to /5(). Midwives, Society and Childbirth is the first book to examine midwives’ lives and work in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on a national and international scale.

Focusing on six countries from Europe, the approach is interdisciplinary with the studies written by a diverse team of social, medical and midwifery historians, sociologists.

This pathbreaking, Pulitzer-prize-winning book is a study of the life, labor, and social connections of a rural midwife, Martha Ballard, based on her manuscript diary in the Maine State Library.

A MIDWIFE'S TALE changed the way historians researched and wrote women's history.4/5(). Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth.

Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect childbirth outcomes and experiences, this evidence-based text emphasises the importance of. This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalisation of childbirth.

It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organisation of this book: that /5(2).

Labor and Birth: Tricks of the Trade, Volume V. This e-book is a compilation tricks previously published in issues of Midwifery Today magazine since Midwives, doulas, and other birthworkers have shared tricks that work for them and that may not be commonly known.

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 's.

Widely praised when it was first published inthe book has now been expanded to bring the story up to date. Midwives attended approximately half of all births inbut less than 15 percent by By the early s most practicing midwives were black or poor-white granny midwives working in the south.

Where midwifery declined, the incidence of mother and infant deaths from childbearing or birth injuries generally increased. The module begins with the story of Mrs X which shows how certain social, economic and cultural factors, combined with delays in seeking and obtaining medical care, put mothers at risk of complications which frequently lead to death.

The theme from the story is then reinforced throughout the. Health promotion is of particular importance to midwives who promote health rather than manage disease and ill health. Although the midwife has always had a role in public health, there is now an explicit need for the profession to direct its attention to teenage pregnancy, smoking cessation, drug awareness and domestic violence.

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Patti Barnes, CPM, retired EMT, is a retired midwife, author, and speaker dedicated to raising up the next generation of Christian midwives. We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. - 1 Thessalonians Midwives, Chris Bohjalian's fifth novel, is the story of two women: Sibyl Danforth, a lay midwife in rural Vermont, and her daughter, nexus of this cautionary tale is an emergency Caesarean section Sibyl performs during a home birth that goes disastrously wrong.

Believing the mother is already dead from a stroke, Sibyl operates and later finds herself on trial for killing the s: society regarding childbirth. What was considered to be normal had been advertised in the media and spoken about among my friends.

This changed, however, when the independent midwife I had hired started asking me questions about my care and whether or not I knew about and was happy to go along with certain aspects of what was considered normal. She. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent- A memoir of a midwife who has delivered hundreds of babies.

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Make your husband and birth team read this book (so they won’t say things like “ssshhhh it’s ok, don’t. Childbirth itself has not changed at all. Babies are still born today in the same way that that they have been born for generations. But many things associated with childbirth have changed, including:Women's expectations of childbirthPain management optionsThe economics of childbirth and the system of healthcareThe technology used during pregnancy and factors have greatly changed.

Ina May Gaskin, patron saint of birth. She is the midwife America needs. This little book is in her customary fiery but loving style: a series of chapters on her most strongly held convictions around birth and maternity care, closing with cogent, practical recommendations for how women can be better cared for—and respected and trusted—in pregnancy and delivery/5().

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Ina May Gaskin (born March 8, ) is an American midwife who has been described as "the mother of authentic midwifery." She helped found the self-sustaining community, The Farm, with her husband Stephen Gaskin in where she markedly launched her career in midwifery.

She is known for the Gaskin Maneuver, has written several books on midwifery and childbirth, and continues to educate. Inshe gave birth to the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) program, and in her book Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond was published.

It became an instant classic that has already been translated into five languages, including Turkish and Romanian. This book will be the important first text in a new growth area. It brings together an internationally recognised group of authors who are experts in this field.

I wholeheartedly recommend it to you.” (Lee Wright, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University, UK). Find out if your midwife works with a backup OB/GYN; Find a pediatrician who will examine the baby within 24 hours of the birth; Benefits.

Home birth may be significantly easier on your bank account. An average uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about 60% less in a home than in a hospital. Home birth provides immediate bonding and breastfeeding. Helen King, ‘Midwifery, – The Man-Midwife as Competitor’ in Anne Borsay and Billie Hunter, eds, Nursing & Midwifery in Britain Since (Basingstoke: Palgrave, ), –27; Jean Donnison, Midwives and Medical Men: A History of the Struggle for the Control of Childbirth (New Barnett: Historical Publications, ), 37; Evans.

The fascinating history of midwifery in Europe, with particular attention paid to England. It becomes particularly detailed in the seventeenth century, and after reading this book one will be able to name many boardmembers, politicians, and doctors instrumental in the struggle over gynecological treatment/5(1).

A midwife is a health professional who cares for mothers and newborns around childbirth, a specialization known as midwifery. The education and training for a midwife is similar to that of a nurse, in contrast to obstetricians and perinatologists who are physicians (doctors).In many countries, midwifery is either a branch of nursing or has some links to nursing such as a shared regulatory.

Recent anthropological scholarship on “new midwifery” centers on how professional midwives in various countries are helping women reconnect with “nature,” teaching them to trust in their bodies, respecting women’s “choices,” and fighting for women’s right to birth as naturally as possible.

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