We are pleased to hear about a new article in Public Health on “Fear, Risk, and the Responsible Choice: Risk Narratives and Lowering the Rate of Caesarean Sections in High-income Countries”. The article was written by Helga Hallgrimsdottir, Leah Shumka, Catherine Althaus, and Cecilia Benoit and can be accessed below. Please share widely and feel … Read moreNew journal article on Fear, Risk, and Caesarean Sections
Take a look at our growing Publications Page for suggested articles, papers and readings on the risks of childbirth in historical perspective. Additionally, if you are a researcher who works on midwifery or history and you would like to recommend a title to this list, please do get in touch.
On Saturday 12 August 2017, The Times published a piece by Chris Smyth on changing attitudes towards terms such as ‘normal birth’ in the UK, which has sparked a chain of letters to the editor, a controversy in the blogosphere, and a range of follow-up articles from publications like The Guardian and the Evening Standard. … Read moreRisk, Ideology, and ‘Normal Birth’
Below are links to two comparatively recent articles on birth and midwifery which may be of interest to our network. The first is a reflection on the liminal state of (non-)pregnancy, particularly in its earlier stages. Second, there is a link to an article which juxtaposes ancient and modern approaches to midwifery. This blog post … Read moreBirth and Midwifery in the Media
We are thrilled to hear that one of our partners, the Thackray Medical Museum, has been awarded national funding of over £880 000 for 2018-22 by Arts Council England. This is the first time that the museum has secured funding as a National Portfolio Organisation. The Thackray plans to use this grant by creating new … Read moreThackray Medical Museum secures Arts Council England NPO Funding