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Title:
Laboring on : birth in transition in the United States
Author:
Simonds, Wendy, 1962-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
xlvi, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780415946629

9780415946636
Format :
Book