The Resource Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America, Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz., (electronic resource)

Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America, Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz., (electronic resource)

Label
Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America
Title
Lying-in
Title remainder
a history of childbirth in America
Statement of responsibility
Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This lively history of childbirth begins with colonial days, when childbirth was a social event, and moves on to the gradual medicalization of childbirth in America as doctors forced midwives out of business and to the home birth movement of the 1980s. Widely praised when it was first published in 1977, the book has now been expanded to bring the story up to date. In a new chapter and epilogue, Richard and Dorothy Wertz discuss the recent focus on delivering perfect babies, with its emphasis on technology, prenatal testing, and Caesarean sections. They argue that there are many viable alternatives--including out of hospital births--in the search for the best birthing system
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wertz, Richard W
Dewey number
618.2/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RG518.U5
LC item number
W47 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WQ 11 AA1
NLM item number
W9L 1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wertz, Dorothy C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Maternal health services
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Midwifery
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Obstetrics
  • United States
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Midwifery
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Childbirth
  • Obstetrics
  • Maternal health services
  • Midwifery
  • Obstetrics
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Obstetric Surgical Procedures
  • Parturition
  • Specialties, Surgical
  • Specialties, Nursing
  • Pregnancy
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Reproduction
  • Health Occupations
  • Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Disciplines and Occupations
  • Reproductive Physiological Processes
  • Reproductive Physiological Phenomena
  • Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena
  • Phenomena and Processes
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Medicine
  • Health & Biological Sciences
Label
Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America, Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-314)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Midwives and social childbirth in colonial America -- The new midwifery -- Modesty and morality-- The wounds of birth: Birthpain and puerperal fever -- Birth in the hospital -- "Natural childbirth" -- Government involvement -- Creating the perfect child: The 1980s and beyond -- Epilogue: Everybody's search for the best
Edition
Expanded ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 322 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585388229
Lccn
89050512
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111056485433326
  • (MH)001727125-8
  • (SSID)ssj0000194942
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12028988
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000194942
  • (PQKBWorkID)10242717
  • (PQKB)10539103
  • (EXLCZ)99111056485433326
Label
Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America, Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-314)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Midwives and social childbirth in colonial America -- The new midwifery -- Modesty and morality-- The wounds of birth: Birthpain and puerperal fever -- Birth in the hospital -- "Natural childbirth" -- Government involvement -- Creating the perfect child: The 1980s and beyond -- Epilogue: Everybody's search for the best
Edition
Expanded ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 322 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585388229
Lccn
89050512
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111056485433326
  • (MH)001727125-8
  • (SSID)ssj0000194942
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12028988
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000194942
  • (PQKBWorkID)10242717
  • (PQKB)10539103
  • (EXLCZ)99111056485433326

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