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Safe Mothers, Healthy Babies: Reproductive Health in the Twentieth Century

Milton Kotelchuck

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.06
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The decline of infant and maternal mortality represents one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. From 1900 through 2000, infant mortality in the United States declined ... More


Circles of Community: The CenteringPregnancy® Group Prenatal Care Model

Sharon Schindler Rising and Rima Jolivet

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

CenteringPregnancy®, a copyrighted program design, is a multifaceted model that integrates the three major components of prenatal care—health assessment, education, and support—into a unified program ... More


Pregnancy, Medicaid, State Regulation, and Legal Subjection

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the use of Medicaid in the Alpha Hospital by patients who need prenatal care. It notes that as a condition of receipt of this aid, women were required to meet with a battery of ... More


Stratification through Medicaid: Public Prenatal Care in New York City

Elise Andaya

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Elise Andaya’s chapter focuses on Medicaid-covered prenatal care in New York State to illustrate how health care for low-income people after the passage of the ACA reconstituted preexisting patterns ... More


From the Womb to the Woman: The Shifting Locus of Reproductive Risk

Miranda R. Waggoner

in Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the history and evolution of health professionals’ thinking about how medicine and public health should intervene to ensure healthy pregnancies, focusing specifically on the ... More


The Production of Unruly Bodies

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the medical technology provided to indigent pregnant women within the Alpha Hospital. It characterizes the prenatal health care that poor, pregnant women receive and notes that ... More


Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Weight, and Maternal Age

Mary L. Hediger

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Once pregnant, nearly all women enter into prenatal care, so that the course of the pregnancy can be monitored and complications managed. At the time of entry there is a baseline examination and ... More


Seeing Like a Family: Fetal Ultrasound Images and Imaginings of Kin

Sallie Han

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Based on an anthropological study of the childbearing experiences in the United States, this chapter examines the importance and meaning of fetal ultrasound imaging, or sonograms, for the American ... More


The Politics of Immigrant Reproduction

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter begins by framing the social context of immigrant women's reproduction within major welfare and immigration reforms in the 1990s. It outlines the history of “public charge” ... More


The Curious Case of the “Alpha Patient Population”

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the use of the term “Alpha patient population” to refer to the individuals who received Medicaid-subsidized prenatal care from the clinic. It considers how it is that the vastly ... More


Someday, Now: Preconceiving Risk and Maternal Responsibility

Miranda R. Waggoner

in Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces the contemporary medical and cultural visibility of the pre-pregnancy care model and details what the zero trimester includes. It covers the evidence and assumptions ... More


Living with Uncertainty under Ever-Shifting State Policy

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the role of social workers in safety net hospitals and clinics who work with low-income immigrant communities in California. In particular, it discusses how the federal and ... More


Taking Care of the Baby: Prenatal Care at the Doctor’s Office and Beyond

Lara Freidenfelds

in The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190869816
eISBN:
9780190052171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869816.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in the early nineteenth century, as Americans began to emphasize mothers’ roles in nurturing and raising children rather than conceiving and bearing them, pregnancy was increasingly ... More


Religion and Reproductive Health

Laura M Gaydos and Patricia Z Page

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the complicated intersection of religion and reproductive health, with emphasis on family planning, contraception, prenatal care, prenatal diagnosis and screening, abortion, ... More


Drug Use by Pregnant Women: Context and Consequences

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the use of drugs—both legal and illegal–by pregnant women, noting increased medical and legal supervision of pregnancy and women’s substance use and abuse. Many states require ... More


Epilogue

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter details the differences between the marginalized women at Alpha and the homeless men and women who are, for all intents and purposes, invisible to the state. It explains that the ... More


Birthing in the City: The Mulberry District

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains how the AICP in 1918 expanded its Columbus Hill model of public/private infant and maternal health care into Lower Manhattan's Little Italy, the Mulberry District, which the ... More


Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Miranda R. Waggoner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Increasingly, medical and public health recommendations urge all women of reproductive age to minimize health risks to future pregnancies even when pregnancy is not on the horizon. Such advice is ... More


Achieving Health Equity for Immigrants and Their Children

Alonzo L. Plough

in Culture of Health in Practice: Innovations in Research, Community Engagement, and Action

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190071400
eISBN:
9780190071431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071400.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents a data-based portrait of American immigrants. Nearly 44 million immigrants live in the United States, and their health, and that of their children, is directly affected by their ... More


How Healthy Are America’s Children?: Myths and Realities

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter notes that, in a historical context, American children are generally quite healthy. Nevertheless, when compared with other economically developed countries, today the United States falls ... More


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