Birth

Author: Tina Cassidy
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802143242
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A detailed social history of childbirth examines the physical, political, social, religious, and anthropological factors that influence how women bring new life into the world, examining such topics as why birth can be difficult, how women have handled pain, the role of men during childbirth, and other important topics. Reprint.

Birth

Author: Tina Cassidy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446450163
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The engaging and eye-opening story of how we and our ancestors entered the world. Through the frigid, blurry January weeks after George was born, I found myself suddenly housebound with time to ruminate - though not time to cook or take a shower. When George was peaceful, my mind returned to that nagging question: why is birth so hit and miss after all this time? I needed to put into perspective my own experience. I needed to know what other women, in other cultures, in other times had done. Birth is a book that will open the eyes of even the most informed experts on the subject. Cassidy looks at every aspect of childbirth - from fathers and mothers to doctors and widwives across the centuries - with admirable objectivity in a work that is utterly gripping, occasionally shocking and essential reading for the human race.

Get Me Out A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

Author: Randi Hutter Epstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079902
Format: PDF, ePub
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"[An] engrossing survey of the history of childbirth."—Stephen Lowman, Washington Post Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver—have mystified women and men throughout human history. The insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science. Here is an entertaining must-read—an enlightening celebration of human life.

Normal Childbirth E Book

Author: Susan Downe
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037923
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as 'at risk' if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth. Explores the wider range of normal childbirth that is unique to individual mothers and babies Challenges the assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudes Updated statistics, both national and international Latest research and debate

Arms Wide Open

Author: Patricia Harman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807001384
Format: PDF
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Recounts how the author learned to deliver babies and her experiences in rural communes, political activism, and urban counterculture in the 1970s.

Jackie After O

Author: Tina Cassidy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062098918
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Former Boston Globe reporter Tina Cassidy delivers a remarkable account of one year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s favorite first lady and an international icon. 1975 was a year of monumental changes for Jackie: it was the year she lost her second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, saved one of New York City’s cultural landmarks at Grand Central Station, and found her true calling—not as a powerful man’s wife or the mother of future leaders, but as a woman of the workforce with a keen mind and a dedication to excellence. Readers of Christopher Andersen’s Jackie After Jack and Pamela Clarke Keogh’s Jackie Style will find no better look at the intimate world of America’s Queen of Camelot than Tina Cassidy’s Jackie After O.

Brought to Bed

Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190264128
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Based on personal accounts by birthing women and their medical attendants, Brought to Bed reveals how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the late twentieth century. Judith Walzer Leavitt's classic study focuses on the traditional woman-centered home-birthing practices, their replacement by male doctors, and the movement from the home to the hospital. Leavitt narrates the shifting power of childbearing women and their physicians, as well as changes in infant and maternal mortality. She also discusses how women have attempted to retrieve some of the traditional women--and family--centered aspects of childbirth. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new preface that reviews the burgeoning writing on the history of childbirth since its publication.

Baby Meets World

Author: Nicholas Day
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312591349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on scientific, historical, cross-cultural, and personal perspectives, offers insight into how infants view and experience the world, in a work structured around four fundamental infant activities.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375710477
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.