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A Reclamation of Childbirth

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In the first of a two-part article, the author recounts the childbirth experiences of her mother and grandmother, as well as her own, providing a view of three distinct eras and revealing profound changes in how American culture manages and understands birth.
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Keywords: childbirth

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: BARBARA BEHRMANN is a free-lance writer in Ithaca, New York, currently working with The University of Michigan Press for the 2005 release of her book on an intimate look at the joys, challenges, and secrets of breastfeeding. She holds a doctorate of philosophy degree in rural sociology.

Publication date: 01 June 2003

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