The contributors to this collection look into the experiences of women in the Western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years.
Table of Contents
Introduction Western Maternity and Medicine: An Introduction, Linda Bryder, Janet Greenlees; Chapter 1 Safely Delivered? Insights into Late Nineteenth-Century Australian Maternity Care from Coronial Investigations into Maternal Deaths, Madonna Grehan; Chapter 2 Pregnancy, Pathology and Public Morals: Making Antenatal Care in Edinburgh Around 1900, Salim Al-Gailani; Chapter 3 ‘The Peculiar and Complex Female Problem’: The Church of Scotland and Health Care for Unwed Mothers, 1900–1948, Janet Greenlees; Chapter 4 Taking ‘Advantage of the Facilities and Comforts … Offered’: Women’s Choice of Hospital Delivery in Interwar Edinburgh, Alison Nuttall; Chapter 5 ‘What Women Want’: Childbirth Services and Women’s Activism in New Zealand, 1900–1960, Linda Bryder; Chapter 6 ’Twixt God and Geography: The Development of Maternity Services in Twentieth-Century Ireland, Lindsey Earner-Byrne; Chapter 7 Test Tubes and Turpitude: Medical Responses to the Infertile Patient in Mid-Twentieth-Century Scotland, Gayle Davis; Chapter 8 Women’s Experiences of the Maternity Services in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, c. 1970–1990, Angela Davis; Chapter 9 From Muller to Johnson Controls: Mothers and Workplace Health in the us, from Protective Labour Legislation to Fetal Protection Policies, Allison L. Hepler;
Janet Greenlees, Linda Bryder