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Laboring on : birth in transition in the United States

Author: Wendy Simonds; Barbara Katz Rothman; Bari Meltzer Norman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2007.
Series: Perspectives on gender (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. This book offers the voices of various practitioners, women  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Simonds; Barbara Katz Rothman; Bari Meltzer Norman
ISBN: 041594662X 9780415946629 0415946638 9780415946636
OCLC Number: 73926289
Description: xivi, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A lifetime's labor : women and power in the birthplace / Barbara Katz Rothman --
Introduction: Origin stories / Wendy Simonds --
Laboring then : the political history of maternity care in the United States / Barbara Katz Rothman --
Laboring now : current cultural constructions of pregnancy, birth, and mothering / Barbara Katz Rothman --
Becoming a midwife : varieties of inspiration / Wendy Simonds --
Birth matters : practicing midwifery / Wendy Simonds --
Women in white : obstetricians and labor and delivery nurses / Wendy Simonds --
The new arrival : labor doulas and the fragmentation of midwifery and caregiving / Bari Meltzer Norman and Barbara Katz Rothman --
Conclusion: An unending labor of love / Wendy Simonds and Barbara Katz Rothman.
Series Title: Perspectives on gender (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, and Bari Meltzer Norman.
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Anyone who wants to understand why U.S. women have for so long put up with one of the worst maternity care systems in the world needs to read Laboring On. Today's doulas should read it for ideas of Read more...

 
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