Lying-in: a history of childbirth in America

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Schocken Books, 1977 - Health & Fitness - 260 pages
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Describes the practice of birth and society's changing attitudes towards the event since Colonial times

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Review: Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America, Expanded Edition

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This is a scholarly text originally published in the 70s, updated and re-published by Yale Press in 1989. I loved it. It's a general survey of American attitudes towards and practices involving ... Read full review

Review: Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America, Expanded Edition

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Excellent history of childbirth, particularly surrounding "social childbirth." Read full review

Contents

Midwives and Social Childbirth in Colonial America 1
19
The New Midwifery
29
Modesty and Morality
79
Copyright

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