Childbearing Women's Fears: At the Heart of “Choice”
Abstract:In this column, the author examines how the promotion of medical birth feeds into women's natural concerns about pregnancy and birth and, consequently, negatively influences their childbirth choices.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the Chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council. She is also an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Publication date: September 1, 2003
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