Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America 1750 to 1950

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Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America 1750 to 1950 - Leavitt, Judith Walzer

Based on personal accounts by birthing women and their medical attendants, Brought to Bed reveals how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the present. Judith Walzer Leavitt's study focuses on the traditional woman-centered home-birthing practices, their replacement by male doctors, and the movement from the home to the hospital. She ...

Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America 1750 to 1950 1988, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195056907

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