The Business of Birth

Birth. Matters. The Importance of Birth and the Logic of American Maternity Care Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers— strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength ...

The Business of Birth

How the fear of malpractice affects mothers and reproductive choices Giving birth is a monumental event, not only in the personal life of the woman giving birth, but as a medical process and procedure. In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the ways in which medicine and law interact to shape maternity care. Focusing on the United States, Roth explores how the law creates an environment where medical providers, malpractice attorneys, and others limit women’s rights and choices during birth. She shows how a fear of liability risk often drives the decision-making process of medical providers, who prioritize hospital efficiency over patient safety, to the detriment of mothers themselves. Ultimately, Roth advocates for an approach that protects the reproductive rights of mothers. A comprehensive overview, The Business of Birth provides valuable insight into the impact of the law on mothers, medical providers, maternity care practices, and others in the United States.

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The Business of Birth
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Louise Marie Roth
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

How the fear of malpractice affects mothers and reproductive choices Giving birth is a monumental event, not only in the personal life of the woman giving birth, but as a medical process and procedure. In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the
Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Donald Schmidt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-30 - Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

"Because of the importance of Christmas, how we understand the stories of Jesus’ birth matters. What we think they’re about – how we hear them, read them, interpret them – matters." – Marcus Borg/John Dominic Crossan The Christmas story most people know comes from pageants, carols, or perhaps a television
Doulas and Intimate Labour: Boundaries, Bodies and Birth
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Angela N. Casaneda
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: Demeter Press

Scholars turn to reproduction for its ability to illuminate the practices involved with negotiating personhood for the unborn, the newborn, and the already-existing family members, community members, and the nation. The scholarship in this volume draws attention to doula work as intimate and relational while highlighting the way boundaries are
Birth in Eight Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Robbie Davis-Floyd, Melissa Cheyney
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-10 - Publisher: Waveland Press

This stunning sequel to Brigitte Jordan’s landmark Birth in Four Cultures brings together the work of fifteen reproductive anthropologists to address core cultural values and knowledge systems as revealed in contemporary birth practices in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Tanzania, and the United States. Six ethnographic chapters
Birth as an American Rite of Passage
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-15 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been