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.
|Publisher||Pickering and Chatto|
|Number of pages||256|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- history of medicine
- Western medicine
- maternity services
Greenlees, J., & Bryder, L. (Eds.) (2013). Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine. Pickering and Chatto. http://www.pickeringchatto.com/titles/1672-9781848934344-western-maternity-and-medicine-1880-1990