Birth By Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Birth By Design

Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Raymond De Vries, Cecilia Benoit, Edwin van Teijlingen, Sirpa Wrede

Routledge

320 pages

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"Through their comparative and multi-leveled analyses, the editors and contributors remind readers that while birth is a natural physiological phenomenon, our understandings of birth, the birthing process, and how and from whom mothers should receive maternity care are culturally based and are continually constructed and reconstructed. By re-focusing our attention on birth outcomes as women's experiences and the reproduction of societies and culture, the editors and contributors of Birth by Design do problematize all contexts of maternity care, and by doing so, challenge birthing mothers, caregivers, and policy makers in our thinking about the birthing process." -- Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (CJS Online), March - April 2002

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies