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    • The Business of Being Born (2008) 

      Pollesche, Jessica
      In 2008, Barranca Productions released a documentary called The Business of Being Born, detailing the topic of childbirth. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein produced and directed the documentary. The documentary explores pregnancy ...
    • DONA International (1992– ) 

      Darby, Alexis
      In 1992, five maternal-infant health researchers founded Doulas of North America, later renamed DONA International to train certified birth attendants called doulas to provide care to pregnant women both before and after ...
    • The Excommunication of Margaret McBride (2009–2010) 

      Cleveland, Claire
      In 2010, the Catholic Church excommunicated Margaret McBride, a nun and ethics board member at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. McBride was excommunicated latae sententiae, or automatically, ...
    • Jesse Bennett (1769–1842) 

      Grayson, Claire
      Jesse Bennett, sometimes spelled Bennet, practiced medicine in the US during the late eighteenth century and performed one of the first successful cesarean operations, later called cesarean sections, in 1794. Following ...
    • Twilight Sleep 

      Pollesche, Jessica
      Twilight Sleep (Dammerschlaf) was a form of childbirth first used in the early twentieth century in Germany in which drugs caused women in labor to enter a state of sleep prior to giving birth and awake from childbirth ...
    • The Use of Morphine and Scopolamine to Induce Twilight Sleep 

      Pollesche, Jessica
      In 1907, researchers Bernhardt Kronig and Carl Gauss combined the drugs morphine and scopolamine to induce twilight sleep in women during childbirth. Physicians in the early twentieth century in Germany used twilight sleep, ...