A student magazine asserts that a key action towards sustainability is ‘don’t
have kids’ (Anon. 2008: 29). Another ‘green’ magazine for parents points out
that ‘in the US, even having just one child creates a carbon legacy almost six
times greater than each parent’s own lifetime carbon emissions’ (McAleer
2009). Sustainability and birthing human children are figured as mutually
exclusive. So how do we get an edited collection of essays in a book with both
the words ‘sustainability’ and ‘birth’ in the title?...
Within the past decade, scholars have begun to reveal the important role
African American midwives played in the reproductive experiences of
southern women, both black and white. This book is a contribution to
the documentation of that African American presence. It is also a requiem
to the knowledge, skills, and beliefs that have been lost. If, thanks
to the classic movie Gone with the Wind, popular imagery has the African
American woman faced with the prospect of having to help deliver a
baby being completely hysterical, then recent scholarship counters that
The work of Midwifery 2020 has been set ﬁrmly within the reality of the
political, legal, economic, social and technological changes facing the UK.
There are undoubtedly challenges in developing a vision and way
forward for midwifery care across the four countries of the UK because
of the different ways in which services are organised and the policies
that impact on midwifery and maternity services.