Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth in the Modern World
- ISBN: 9781498546690
- Published By: Lexington Books
- Published: June 2018
This edited volume explores the intersection of spirituality with childbirth from 1800 to the present day from a comparative perspective. It illustrates how over this time period in much of the world, traditional practices, home births, and midwives have been overshadowed and undermined by male dominated obstetrics, hospitalization, and ultimately the medicalization of the birthing process itself.