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dc.contributor.editorTuoti, Whitney Alexandraen_US
dc.creatorO’Reilly, Meganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-14T08:06:59Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-02-14T08:06:59Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-02-14en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13221en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1976, midwife Ina May Gaskin published Spiritual Midwifery, with other editions published in 1980, 1990, and 2003. Spiritual Midwifery is a book about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, or the time period after birth. During the 1970s, it was common for women to receive an epidural, a medication that reduces pain during labor, and for physicians to monitor a fetus’s heartbeat while separating women from their infants after birth. However, according to Gaskin, some women wanted to give birth outside of the hospital without medical interventions. Spiritual Midwifery is a collection of birth stories from women, information about pregnancy and giving birth, and instructions to midwives on how to care for women during childbirth and the period that followed. In Spiritual Midwifery, Gaskin introduced homebirth and midwifery to a broader audience, which helped repopularize midwifery in the US.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMidwifery in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMidwiferyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMidwivesen_US
dc.subject.meshMidwifeen_US
dc.subject.meshTraditional Birth Attendanten_US
dc.title“Spiritual Midwifery” (2003), by Ina May Gaskinen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagGaskinen_US
dc.subject.tagHomebirth and Midwiferyen_US


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