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Coming HomeHow Midwives Changed Birth

Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190232511
eISBN:
9780190232542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232511.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Family History

By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births ... More

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