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Sacred inception : reclaiming the spirituality of birth in the modern world

Author: Marianne Delaporte; Morag Martin
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This interdisciplinary book examines the shifting meaning of spirituality and birth practices in the modern world in the context of biomedical advances as well as colonial incursions. It indicates that spirituality in the birth place has managed to reemerge in many parts of the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sacred inception.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018016792
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Delaporte; Morag Martin
ISBN: 9781498546706 1498546706
OCLC Number: 1032292536
Notes: Writers of foreword and afterword taken from cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 227 pages)
Contents: Cover; Sacred Inception; Sacred Inception: Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth in the Modern World; copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Midwives as a Bridge between the Spirit and the World; Chapter 1; Midwifery as Religious Calling; Notes; References; Chapter 2; Childbirth and Folk Orthodoxy in Russia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; 'Folk Orthodoxy'; Obstetrics and Childbirth or the Midwife's Text; Mother's text; Child's text; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3; Superstition, Folk Religion, and Childbirth Exclusion of Informal Midwives in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Law of 1928The Need for Oral History: The "Invisibility" of Informal Midwives; "Destined by God": Becoming a Midwife and Motherhood; "I Deliver Babies with Many Prayers": Intersection of Medical and Spiritual Roles; Midwife as a Mother: Respect and Reputation; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 4; Stories of Birth; Childbirth Manuals for Mothers and Others; Spiritual Midwifery: Enter the Counterculture; Pain to Pleasure: "An Interesting Sensation"; Papas, Prophets, and Priests; Conclusion; Notes; References Contested Maternities: Colonization and a Return to Ancestors and CultureChapter 5; Birthing the Spirit; Conceptualizing "Spirit" within Ecological Worldviews; Born by Ground: Birth on Country in Australia; Birth on Earth: Community, Instinct, and Intuition; Notes; References; Chapter 6; A Blur between the Spiritual and the Physical; Understanding Spirituality in Traditional Igbo Medicine; Birth in the Traditional Igbo Society Prior to the Mid-Twentieth Century; Childbirth and Changing Landscapes since the Mid-Twentieth Century; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 The Art of Midwifery among the Arhuaco People of ColombiaPower and Obstetric Violence: The Emergent Need for a Midwifery Model; Communities and the Promotion of Midwifery and Humanized Birth; Traditional Arhuaco Knowledge and the Spiritual Dimension of Birth; The Midwives; Conclusion; Notes; References; Home Birth, Natural Birth, Hospital Birth: Choices for Spiritual Maternity; Chapter 8; Pushing from the Margins; Homebirth in France: Trust, Secrecy, and Witch Hunt; Holistic Mothers and Their Quest for a Safe Space to Give Birth in Portugal Pushing from the Margins: With or Against Religious and Spiritual NotionsNotes; References; Chapter 9; Delivering Spirituality in Maternity Services; Aim and Study Methods; Spirituality as a Component of Maternity Care: Examples of Scottish and Swiss Intervention: Scotland; Linking the SWHMR and the PCMC to Midwifery Care: A Way to Support Spirituality; Notes; References; Chapter 10; "Going Back"; Methodology; "Good Old-Fashioned Prayer": Spirituality and the Personal; Ancestral Connections through Reproduction; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 11
Responsibility: edited by Marianne Delaporte and Morag Martin ; [foreword by Robbie Davis-Floyd ; afterword by Pamela Hunt].

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