Experience, Practice & HistoryBy
- Helen Churchill, Ph D, Senior lecturer in Health Studies and Sociology and subject leader for Health Studies at the Crewe and Alsager Faculty of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
The aim of this book is to examine women's experience of caesarean section from its origins to the present day. The book covers the historical developments, along with the differing ideologies and diverse attitudes surrounding the much debated subject of intervention in childbirth.
Topics covered include:
* The history of caesarean section covering its development and changes in attitudes towards intervention in childbirth.
* The examination of past and current debates on the relationship between women and medical professionals.
* An extensive empirical study of women's experinces of caesarean section and its effects both physiologically and psychologically on women and their babies.
* Information on the empirical work undertaken by the author detailing the research questions, methods and results of the investigation.
* An exploration of what is required in order to redress the balance of power to allow for informed decision-making amongst childbearing women in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
Paperback, 120 Pages
Published: June 1997
Imprint: Books For Midwives
- Caesareans in pre-industrial times; Caesareans in the eighteenth century; Caesareans in the ninteenth century; Caesareans versus other techniques; Self inflicted caesareans; Development of the operative technique; Caesareans in the twentieth century; Conflict between lay and professional views on pregnancy and labour; Caesarean birth today; Indications for caesarean section; The effects of caesarean section; Women' experience of caesarean birth, part one: The research; Part two: Discussion; Conclusions and recommendations