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What do men have to do with it? Fathers and mid-twentieth-century childbirth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12955960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article addresses the role of fathers during the births of their children, focusing on the United States in the mid-twentieth century when childbirth was a highly medicalized, in-hospital experience for the large majority of American women. It puts this period into the perspective of changing birth practices over time, and, using sources rich in the voices of all birth participants, especially the fathers-to-be, traces some significant changes in hospital practices. Specifically examined are men's feelings and activities while their wives were in labor and delivery, and their participation in decisions about labor induction, anesthesia, and cesarean section. In contrast to earlier writings of the author, this essay puts men at the center of some of the changes identified.
Authors:
Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the history of medicine     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0007-5140     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Hist Med     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-05     Completed Date:  2003-09-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0141233     Medline TA:  Bull Hist Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-62     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Delivery, Obstetric / history*
Fathers* / psychology
Female
Gender Identity
History, 20th Century
Humans
Male
Parturition*
Pregnancy
United States

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