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Author Leavitt, Judith Walzer, author

Title Brought to bed : childbearing in America, 1750 to 1950 / Judith Walzer Leavitt
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [1986]
©1986

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- "Under the Shadow of Maternity" : Childbirth and Women's Lives in America -- "Science" Enters the Birthing Room : The Impact of Physician Obstetrics -- "Overcivilization and Maternity" : Differences in Women's Childbirth Experiences -- "Only a Woman Can Know" : The Role of Gender in the Birthing Room -- "The Greatest Blessing of This Age" : Pain Relief in Obstetrics -- Why Women Suffer So : Meddlesome Midwifery and Scrupulous Cleanliness -- "Alone Among Strangers" : Birth Moves to the Hospital -- Decision-Making and the Process of Change -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Chronology of Events in Childbirth History -- Glossary of Medical Terms
Analysis United States Childbirth, to 1976
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-261) and index
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Subject Obstetrics -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Obstetrics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Obstetrics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Childbirth -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Childbirth -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Childbirth -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Labor (Obstetrics)
Delivery (Obstetrics)
Labor, Obstetric
Obstetrics -- history
Delivery, Obstetric
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Childbirth.
Obstetrics.
Délivrance obstétrique.
Travail obstétrical.
Geburtshilfe
Geburt
Verloskunde.
Geboorte.
Obstétrique -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Obstétrique -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Obstétrique -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Accouchement -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Accouchement -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Accouchement -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Geschichte (1750-1950)
United States
United States.
USA.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195056906
9780195056907
0195038436
9780195038439
1423736389
9781423736387