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Delivered by midwives : African American midwifery in the twentieth-century South

Author: Jenny M Luke
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Catchin' babies" was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet, little has been written about the type of care they provided or how midwifery and maternity care evolved under the increasing presence of local and federal health care structures. Using evidence from nursing, medical, and public health journals of the era; primary sources from state and county  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Luke, Jenny M., 1965- author.
Delivered by midwives
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
(DLC) 2018017426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny M Luke
ISBN: 9781496818928 149681892X 9781496818942 1496818946 9781496818959 1496818954 9781496818935 1496818938
OCLC Number: 1031425009
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Motherwit: lay midwifery --
Out of slavery --
Cultural motifs persist --
Licensing and the "new laws" --
Implementing the changes --
Working with the state --
Working with physicians --
Asafetida to aureomycin: African American nurse-midwives --
Establishing the professional nurse-midwife --
African American nurse-midwives --
The application of nurse-midwives --
Problems of racism and challenges to professionalism --
Changing attitudes and better access --
Overcoming challenges --
African American women turn to hospital birth --
Changing childbirth customs --
Midwifery in transition --
Lay midwives "retire" --
Midwifery becomes a white woman's realm --
Midwifery today and its potential for tomorrow.
Responsibility: Jenny M. Luke.

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Using evidence from nursing, medical, and public health journals; primary sources from state and county departments of health; and personal accounts from varied practitioners, Delivered by Midwives  Read more...

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