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Author Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996

Title The American way of birth / Jessica Mitford.

Imprint New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  392.12 M696a    ---  Available
Description viii, 322 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "A William Abrahams book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A glance backward -- Fashions in childbirth --The impoverished way -- Obstetricians -- Electronic fetal monitors and ultrasound -- Forceps -- Cesareans -- In search of midwives -- Grannies -- Certified nurse-midwives -- The farm -- The childbearing center of Morris Heights -- Midwives under the gun -- Money and politics.
Subject Birth customs -- United States -- History.
Childbirth -- Economic aspects.
Natural childbirth.
United States -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0525935231 : $23.00 ($29.99 Can.)

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