Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Birth by Design

    Birth by Design
    Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Raymond De Vries, Edited by Cecilia Benoit, By (author) Simone Abram, Edited by Hilary Marland, Edited by Edwin Van Teijlingen, Edited by Sirpa Wrede
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 528 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415923385
    ISBN 10: 0415923387

    BIC E4L: HEA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D, 1KBC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKS, MBP
    B&T General Subject: 550
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BISAC V2.8: MED058120
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BIC subject category V2: MJT
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000, MED033000
    B&T Approval Code: A65080000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MQD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    B&T Approval Code: S65476000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: JHBF, 1D, 1KBC
    DC21: 362.19820094
    DC22: 362.1982
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RG963.A1 B
    DC22: 362.1/982
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RG963.A1 B57 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, MBP, JKS, MQD, MKC
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    08 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "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
    Back cover copy
    Birth is a universal experience, yet the way birth is treated is by no means universal. In the United States, for example, almost all births occur in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor, while in the Netherlands thirty percent of births occur at home and midwives attend nearly half of all deliveries. Birth by Design is the first truly comparative and multidisciplinary study of maternity care and birth practices by leading experts in maternity care from the United States, Canada, and Europe. The authors explore the tangled histories of midwifery and obstetrics, the role of the state and of social movements in care at birth, the rise of managed care, and the impact of new perinatal technologies. Birth by Design offers a groundbreaking, cross-cultural understanding of maternity care and childbirth.
    Table of contents
    Part I: The Politics of Maternity Care Introduction Sirpa Wrede 1. Where to Give Birth? Politics and the Place of Birth Eugene Declercq, Raymond DeVries, Kirsi Viisainen, Helga B. Salvesen, and Sirpa Wrede 2. The State and Birth/The State of Birth: Maternal Health Policy in Three Countries Sirpa Wrede, Cecilia Benoit, and Jane Sandall 3. Changing Birth: Interest Groups and Maternity Care Policy Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Eugene Declercq, and Jane Sandall 4. Reforming Birth and (Re)Making Midwifery in North America Betty-Anne Daviss 5. Looking Within: Race, Class, and Birth Margaret K. Nelson and Rebecca Popenoe Part II: Providing Maternity Care Introduction Edwin R. van Teijlingen 6. Deciding Who Cares: Winners and Losers in the Late Twentieth Century Jane Sandall, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Wouter J. Meijer, and Beate A. Schüecking 7. Designing Midwives: A Comparison of Educational Models Ceclia Benoit, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Edwin R. van Teijlingen, Jane Sandall, and Janneli F. Miller 8. Telling Stories of Midwives Leonie van der Hulst and Edwin R. van Teijlingen 9. Spoiling the Pregnancy: Prenatal Diagnosis in the Netherlands Barbara Katz Rothman Part III: Society, Technology, and Practice Introduction Cecilia Benoit 10. Maternity Care Policies and Maternity Care Practices: A Tale of Two Germanys Susan L. Erikson 11. Constructing Risk: Maternity Care, Law, and Malpractice Elizabeth Cartwright and Jan Thomas 12. Obstetrical Trajectories: On Training Women/Bodies for (Home) Birth Bernike Pasveer and Madeleine Akrich 13. What (and Why) Do Women Want? The Desires of Women and the Design of Maternity Care Raymond DeVries, Helga B. Salvesen, Therese A. Weigers, and A. Susan Williams Appendix: The Politics of Numbers: The Promise and Frustration of Cross-National Analysis Eugene Declercq and Kirsi Viisainen