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The American way of birth

Author: Jessica Mitford
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Mitford
ISBN: 0452270685 9780452270688
OCLC Number: 28292273
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dutton, 1992.
Description: x, 336 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one. In the beginning. 1. Introduction. --
2. A glance backward. --
Part two. Modern times. 3. Fashions in childbirth. --
4. The impoverished way. --
Part three. Doctors and hospitals. 5. Obstetricians. --
6. Electronic fetal monitors and ultrasound. --
7. Forceps. --
8. Cesareans. --
Part four. Midwives. 9. In search of midwives. --
10. Grannies. --
11. Certified nurse-midwives. --
12. The farm. --
13. The childbearing center of Morris Heights. --
14. Midwives under the gun. --
Part five. Epilogue. 15. Money and politics.
Responsibility: Jessica Mitford.

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