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Title Birthing autonomy : women's experiences of planning home births / Nadine Pilley Edwards.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-297) and index.
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Subject Childbirth at home -- Great Britain.
Home Childbirth.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Women's Rights.
Great Britain.
Contents Home birth? : what's the problem? -- What do we know? : what does she know? : does anyone know anything? -- How have we got here? : historical and current perspectives -- What's safe and what's risky? -- 'What I really need is support' : relationships between women and midwives -- 'They think it's best' : the ethical implications of obstetrics -- Where now?
Summary Birthing Autonomy brings some balance to the difficult arguments that arise from debates about home births, and focuses on women's views and their experiences of planning home births. It provides an in-depth exploration of how women make decisions about home births and what aspects matter most to them. Comparing how differently the pros and cons of home births are constructed and contemplated by mothers and by the medical profession, the book looks at how current obstetric thinking and practices can disempower and harm women emotionally and spiritually as well as physically.
Other Title Print version: Edwards, Nadine Pilley, 1957- Birthing autonomy. London ; New York : Routledge, 2005 0415354080