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Overcoming Challenges

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/9781496818911.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

As one explanation for the longevity and centrality of lay midwifery in southern childbirth culture, chapter 11 focuses on the lack of medical support and hospital facilities available to African ... More


African American Women Turn to Hospital Birth

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/9781496818911.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Once given an option African American women in the south chose physician managed hospitalized childbirth, but their experience was generally unsatisfactory for the reasons explored in this chapter. ... More


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