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Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Jenny M. Luke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Delivering babies was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet little has been written about the type of care they provided, or how ... More


The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Louise Marie Roth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Business of Birth examines the effects of malpractice and reproductive rights laws on maternity care practices in the US from 1995 to 2015. It is a common public belief that frivolous malpractice ... More


Introduction

Louise Marie Roth

in The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter uses a birth story to explore ideas of risk and to contrast obstetric and midwifery approaches to pregnancy and birth. It defines the concept of reproductive regimes, and specifically ... More


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