Cosminsky, Sheila,

Midwives and mothers : the medicalization of childbirth on a Guatemalan plantation / Sheila Cosminsky. - First edition. - 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : illustrations. - JSTOR eBooks Louann Atkins Temple women & culture series ; book forty-three . - Louann Atkins Temple women & culture series ; bk. 43. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-288) and index.

Midwives, knowledge, and power at birth -- María's world : the plantation -- The role of the midwife : María and Siriaca -- Hands and intuition : the midwife's prenatal care -- Soften the pain : management of labor and delivery -- Looking after mother and infant : postpartum care -- To heal and to hold : midwife as healer and doctor to the family -- Career or calling : national health policies and midwifery training programs -- Medicalization through the lens of childbirth -- Appendix I. Medicinal plants and remedies mentioned by midwives -- Appendix II. common and scientific names of medicinal plants.

9781477311400 1477311408

22573/ctt1h2stcc JSTOR


Midwives--Social conditions.--Guatemala
Traditional medicine--Guatemala.
Childbirth--Social aspects--Guatemala.
Maternal health services--Social aspects--Guatemala.
Plantation life--Health aspects--Guatemala.
Rural development--Health aspects--Guatemala.

RG963.G9 / C67 2016

618.20097281

WA 310 DG5

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