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Laboring On

Laboring On Author Wendy Simonds
ISBN-10 9781135939977
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 392
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Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. Caught between the most extreme medicalization — best seen in a Cesarean section rate of nearly 30 percent — and a rhetoric of women’s "choices" and "the natural," women and their midwives, doulas, obstetricians, and nurses labor on. Laboring On offers the voices of all of these practitioners, all women trying to help women, as they struggle with this increasingly split vision of birth. Updating Barbara Katz Rothman's now-classic In Labor, the first feminist sociological analysis of birth in the United States, Laboring On gives a comprehensive picture of the ever-changing American birth practices and often conflicting visions of birth practitioners. The authors deftly weave compelling accounts of birth work, by midwives, doulas, obstetricians, and nurses, into the larger sociohistorical context of health care practices and activism and offer provocative arguments about the current state of affairs and the future of birth in America.

Feminist Collections

Feminist Collections Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C095219766
Release 2008
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Feminist Collections has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Feminist Collections also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Feminist Collections book for free.

Normal Childbirth E Book

Normal Childbirth E Book Author Susan Downe
ISBN-10 9780702037924
Release 2008-05-30
Pages 216
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This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as 'at risk' if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth. Explores the wider range of normal childbirth that is unique to individual mothers and babies Challenges the assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudes Updated statistics, both national and international Latest research and debate

Parenthood in America

Parenthood in America Author Lawrence Balter
ISBN-10 9781576072134
Release 2000
Pages 745
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Parenthood in America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Parenthood in America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Parenthood in America book for free.

Women Studies Abstracts

Women Studies Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059639594
Release 2003
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Women Studies Abstracts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women Studies Abstracts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women Studies Abstracts book for free.


Lamaze Author Paula A. Michaels
ISBN-10 9780199738649
Release 2014-03
Pages 240
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Advocated as the oldest, most natural method of childbirth, Lamaze is a practice involving breathing techniques that help a woman work through contractions (psychoprophylaxis). It has been omnipresent in American culture since the 1970s, advocated by the medical community and mothers alike. While it would seem that it emerged from the back-to-the-earth culture of the 1960s and 1970s, Paula Michaels in this book reveals a shocking history: the Lamaze method was actually invented in the Cold War Soviet Union. Michaels discovers that a French obstetrician, Fernand Lamaze, saw the technique being used in Russia in the 1950s and brought it back to his maternity ward in Paris. In order to make the method more appealing to Americans, early U.S. advocates hid its Soviet origins and were able to spread it as a grassroots movement. This work involving multiple languages and archives in a range of nations promises to be eye-opening for scholars, the medical community, and general readers alike. In setting the practice of Lamaze into its context, it will shed light on the history of medicine, the history of feminism, and Cold War history.

Childbirth in America

Childbirth in America Author Karen L. Michaelson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013386589
Release 1988-03-30
Pages 304
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Discusses amniocentesis, alternative birth styles, medical intervention, delayed parenthood, prenatal care, breastfeeding, and the interactions of fathers and newborns

Gentle Birth Choices

Gentle Birth Choices Author Barbara Harper
ISBN-10 9781594778636
Release 2005-08-09
Pages 320
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Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Water Birth

Water Birth Author Susanna Napierala
ISBN-10 0897892852
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 234
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Describes the element of water as a medium for birthing and provides guidelines for couples planning a water birth.

Make Room for Daddy

Make Room for Daddy Author Judith Walzer Leavitt
ISBN-10 9780807887837
Release 2009-06-21
Pages 400
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Using fathers' first-hand accounts from letters, journals, and personal interviews along with hospital records and medical literature, Judith Walzer Leavitt offers a new perspective on the changing role of expectant fathers from the 1940s to the 1980s. She shows how, as men moved first from the hospital waiting room to the labor room in the 1960s, and then on to the delivery and birthing rooms in the 1970s and 1980s, they became progressively more involved in the birth experience and their influence over events expanded. With careful attention to power and privilege, Leavitt charts not only the increasing involvement of fathers, but also medical inequalities, the impact of race and class, and the evolution of hospital policies. Illustrated with more than seventy images from TV, films, and magazines, this book provides important new insights into childbirth in modern America, even as it reminds readers of their own experiences.

The Fall of the House of Labor

The Fall of the House of Labor Author David Montgomery
ISBN-10 0521379822
Release 1989-01-27
Pages 494
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Traces the labor movement from the end of the Civil War to the 1920s, and looks at the relationships between workers of different ethnic backgrounds

Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective

Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective Author Anita Chan
ISBN-10 9780801455858
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 272
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As the “world’s factory” China exerts an enormous pressure on workers around the world. Many nations have had to adjust to a new global political and economic reality, and so has China. Its workers and its official trade union federation have had to contend with rapid changes in industrial relations. Anita Chan argues that Chinese labor is too often viewed from a prism of exceptionalism and too rarely examined comparatively, even though valuable insights can be derived by analyzing China’s workforce and labor relations side by side with the systems of other nations. The contributors to Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective compare labor issues in China with those in the United States, Australia, Japan, India, Pakistan, Germany, Russia, Vietnam, and Taiwan. They also draw contrasts among different types of workplaces within China. The chapters address labor regimes and standards, describe efforts to reshape industrial relations to improve the circumstances of workers, and compare historical and structural developments in China and other industrial relations systems. Contributors: Frederick Scott Bentley, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Florian Butollo, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany; Anita Chan, University of Technology, Sydney, and Australian National University; Chris King-chi Chan, City University of Hong Kong; Yu-bin Chiu, National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan; Sean Cooney, University of Melbourne; Mary Huong Thi Evans, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Navjote Khara, Niagara College; Kevin Lin, University of Technology, Sydney; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Peter Lund-Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School and Nottingham Business School; Boy Lüthje, Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt, Germany and Sun Yat-Sen University, China, and the East-West Center, Honolulu; Khalid Nadvi, University of Manchester; Thomas Nice, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience; Tim Pringle, SOAS, University of London; Katie Quan, University of California–Berkeley and Sun Yat-Sen University, China; Susan J. Schurman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Kaxton Siu, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Hong Xue, East China Normal University, Shanghai

Stress Social Support And Women

Stress  Social Support  And Women Author Stevan E. Hobfoll
ISBN-10 9781317770596
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 225
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education Author
ISBN-10 0721680097
Release 2000
Pages 731
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The childbirth Educator; Expectant Parents; Supportive Strategies for Childbirth; Promoting Wellness; The Classroom Experience; Professional Practice


Midwifery Author Linda V. Walsh
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050553976
Release 2001
Pages 550
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This new comprehensive text recognizes the role of the midwife or clinician practicing using a midwifery model of care as a primary provider for healthy pregnant women. The woman is the central figure in the assessment of her own health needs and the determination of the care processes that will best meet those needs. Stresses throughout, the role of the midwife is to advocate for the woman while creating a climate of care the recognizes and values the healthy aspects of pregnancy. When deviation from the normal occur, the reader is led through a process that emphasizes consultation, collaboration, and referral to the professionals who are most appropriately prepared to meet the women's needs. Current research is incorporated throughout to preapre the reader for maintaining standards of care by evidence-based practice.

Domestic Economies

Domestic Economies Author Susanna Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9780822372264
Release 2017-11-03
Pages 248
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In Domestic Economies, Susanna Rosenbaum examines how two groups of women—Mexican and Central American domestic workers and the predominantly white, middle-class women who employ them—seek to achieve the "American Dream." By juxtaposing their understandings and experiences, she illustrates how immigrant and native-born women strive to reach that ideal, how each group is indispensable to the other's quest, and what a vital role reproductive labor plays in this pursuit. Through in-depth ethnographic research with these women at work, at home, and in the urban spaces of Los Angeles, Rosenbaum positions domestic service as an intimate relationship that reveals two versions of female personhood. Throughout, Rosenbaum underscores the extent to which the ideology of the American Dream is racialized and gendered, exposing how the struggle for personal worth and social recognition is shaped at the intersection of motherhood and paid employment.

History of women in the United States

History of women in the United States Author Nancy F. Cott
ISBN-10 3598414773
Release 1992-11
Pages 12
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History of women in the United States has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History of women in the United States also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History of women in the United States book for free.