The Place of Birth

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0192612387 265 pages including index. A multidisciplinary study of the environment in which childbirth takes place in developed countries. Carefully defines the conditions under which childbirth at home is or is not advisable. Examines birth at home as a reasonable alternative to hospital confinement for those women who are not 'at risk.' Argues that the proportion of confinements at home should be increased for emotional, sociological, and financial reasons. Suggests improvements for hospital confinements. Written for all those caring professionally for mother and babies, in obsetrics, midwifery, paediatrics, general practice, psychiatry, and social work. "The great merit of this miscellany is that it is unemotional and objective..." - Nursing Times. Relatively few library markings. Moderate wear. Two inch crease to bottom corner of green front cover. Front flyleaf removed.