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Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm

Jenny M. Luke

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In competition with a powerful medical establishment nurse-midwifery has struggled to gain legitimacy and carve out a space in which to practice. This chapter provides some historical background of ... More


Middle-Class Midwifery: Transforming Birth Practices in Suburban Washington, D.C.

Wendy Kline

in Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190232511
eISBN:
9780190232542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232511.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Family History

Chapter 2, “Middle-Class Midwifery: Transforming Birth Practices in Suburban Washington, D.C.,” investigates the individuals and organizations that began to promote home birth in the 1970s. Many of ... More


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