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The Birthing Program in Washington State

Tabitha Hall and Christy Hall

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As a prison doula, a birth attendant for incarcerated women, the author of this chapter has learned that incarcerated women love their children as much as any other mother. One of the recurring ... More


Birth and the First Postnatal Hour

Wenda R. Trevathan

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Although there are many aspects of childbirth in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) that would not be beneficial or desirable today (e.g., complications that result in high maternal ... More


Vigil: Holding Hands at the Eleventh Hour

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Vigil is a rite observed usually on the third day. It is called a wake in the Roman Catholic tradition. Family and close friends gather around the deceased for a viewing to say their prayers and ... More


Early Childhood Programs

Andrew Seltzer

in Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169591
eISBN:
9780197562178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169591.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) early childhood initiative is located in two of our New York City community schools, Primary School (PS) 5 and PS 8, in ... More


Conclusion

Dána-Ain Davis

in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Having examined the history of prematurity, Black women’s experiences of pregnancy, labor, and birthing, and their assessments of medical racism, this chapter gestures toward some approaches to ... More


The Ninth Month: Labor and Delivery

Vanessa LoBue

in 9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190863388
eISBN:
9780190944872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863388.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the development of the fetus in the ninth month of pregnancy. As the author gets close to delivering, she discusses the stages of labor and the task of creating a birth plan. ... More


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