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How has childbirth changed from what it was from beginning of time until doctors/hospitals come along, going into the future until end of time? How can it be changed, if at all? Think thats it for now.

By June 27, 2013 - 4:38pm
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Hello Jessica,

Consider reading " Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank" by Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. In his book, Dr. Epstein, medical journalist, explores how the birth experience from conception to delivery has changed over the centuries, and also how much it has not.

Once midwives delivered babies. With the advent of obstetrics, women delivered their babies in aseptic conditions, less women died in childbirth and high risk pregnancies could be delivered to term. The pendulum has swung back to using midwives and alternate birthing centers.


June 27, 2013 - 5:21pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann,

Thanx for your the recommendation and which I already. At the same time Dr. Epstein is a she not he. Have to say I found the book to be good, but still was lacking in the depth area of the book.

June 29, 2013 - 6:58pm
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