Introduction: growing expectations

Linda Bryder, Janet Greenlees

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Book abstract: The contributors to this edited collection look into the experiences of women in the western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years. Essays explore the impact of the professionalization of the medical services, the factors that influenced women's decisions over their choice of healthcare and whether childbirth was seen as a natural or a medical event.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWestern Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990
Subtitle of host publicationStudies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine
EditorsJ. Greenlees, L. Bryder
PublisherPickering and Chatto
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781848934344
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameStudies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine


  • health history
  • pregnancy
  • childbirth


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