By Tania McIntosh

People are fascinated with tales of childbirth, and the assets to record maternity in Britain within the 20th century are wealthy and sundry. This ebook places the heritage of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting components of switch and continuity, and charting the advance of being pregnant and beginning because it emerged from the shadows and have become imperative to social debate.

A Social heritage of Maternity and Childbirth considers the importance of the rules and coaching of midwives and medical professionals, exploring vital features of maternity care together with efforts to take on maternal deaths, the stream of beginning from domestic to sanatorium, and the increase of purchaser teams. utilizing oral histories and women’s memoirs, in addition to neighborhood healthiness files and modern studies and papers, this booklet explores the studies of girls and households, and contains the voices of ladies, midwives and medical professionals. Key subject matters are mentioned all through, together with:

  • the paintings and standing of the midwife

  • the fatherland

  • pain reduction

  • ante- and put up- natal care

  • women’s strain teams

  • high-tech as opposed to low-tech

  • political pressures.

At a time while the midwifery career, and the broader constitution of maternity care, is an issue for well known and political debate, this publication is a well timed contribution. it is going to be a useful learn for all these drawn to maternity care in England.

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