BirthByDesign

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Keywords: Midwifery, Midwifery Books, Midwifery Skills,

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Birth by Design - Pregnancy, Maternity Care, and Midwifery in North America and Europe edited by Raymond Devries, Cecelia Benoit, Edwin R. van Teijlingen & Sirpa Wrede

Published 2001 in USA; 301 pages; 15 x 23 cms;

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Forword by Robbie Davis-Floyd (p.vii); Introduction: Why maternity care in not medical care (p.xi)
Part 1: The politics of maternity care
Introduction to Part 1 (p.3); Chapter 1: Where to give birth? Politics and the place of birth (p.7); Chapter 2: The state and birth/The state of birth: Maternal health policy in three countries (p.28); Chapter 3: Changing birth: Interest groups and maternity care policy (p.51); Chapter 4: Reforming birth and (re)making midwifery in North America (p.70); Chapter 5: Looking within: Race, class and birth (p.87)
Part 2: Providing care Introduction to part 2 (p.115); Chapter 6: Deciding who cares: Winners and losers in the late twentieth century (p.117); Chapter 7: Designing midwives: A comparison of educational models (p.139); Chapter 8: Telling stories of midwives (p.166); Chapter 9: Spoiling the pregnancy: Prenatal diagnosis in the Netherlands (p.180);
Part 3: Society, Technology, and Practice Introduction to part 3 (p.201); Chapter 10: Maternity care policies and maternity care practices: A tale of two Germanys (p.203); Chapter 11: Constructing risk: Maternity care, law and malpractice (p.218); Chapter 12: Obstetrical trajectories: On training women/ bodies for (home) birth (p.229); Chapter 13: What (and why) do women want? The desires of women and the design of maternity care.
Appendix: The politics of numbers: The promise and frustration of cross-national analysis (p.267); Contributors (p.280); Index (p.285)

The contributors to the book are: Madeline Akrich, Cecilia Benoit, Ivy Lyn Bourgeault, Elizabeth Cartwright, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Betty-Anne Davies, Eugene Declercq, Raymond DeVries, Susan L.Erikson, Myriam Haagmans-Cortenraad, Annie Heuts-Verstraten, Jillian Ireland, Barbara Katz Rothman, Wouter J.Meijer, Janneli F.Miller, Margaret K.Nelson, Bernike Pasveer, Rebecca Popenoe, Marike Roos-Ploeger, Helga B.Salvesen, Jane Sandall, Beate A.Schuecking, Jan Thomas; Leonie van der Hulst, Edwin R.van Teijlingen, Kirsi Viisainen, Therese A.Wiegers, A. Susan Williams and Sirpa Wrede

From the Forword by Robbie Davis-Floyd: 'This international editorial team tapped its full resouce base of the best scholars studying child-birth and reproduction in the countries in question to create the group that, with the publication of this ground-breaking book, fulfills (the) vision of a truly transnational and collarborative work that is at once deeply specific and broadly comparative'.

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