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History of Obstetrics

Hey there, and welcome to the Momtana Podcast. This is Chaya from Montana and Jacqueline from Wyoming and you’re listening to our segment Pioneer Pulse. In this episode, we discuss the History of Obstetrics.


  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

  • Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  • Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950, by Judith Walzer Leavitt

  • Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

  • Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America by Richard W. Wertz & Dorothy C. Wertz

  • Making Midwives Legal: Childbirth, Medicine, and the Law by Raymond DeVries

  • American Midwives: 1860 to the Present by Judy Barrett Litoff

  • All My Babies documentary

  • Business of Being Born documentary

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