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.
|Title of host publication||Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine|
|Editors||J. Greenlees, L. Bryder|
|Publisher||Pickering and Chatto|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine|
- church of Scotland
- health history
Greenlees, J. (2013). ‘The peculiar and complex female problem’: the Church of Scotland and healthcare for unwed mothers, 1900–1948. In J. Greenlees, & L. Bryder (Eds.), Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine (pp. 47-64). (Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine). Pickering and Chatto.