Midwifery Today, Issue 45, Spring 1998
Theme: Birth Politics
Birth, like just about anything else in human life, comes with its own set of politics. Read about the persecution of midwives/healers in Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe to grasp the reality of modern-day witch hunting directed against midwives. Other highlights of Issue 45 are an in-depth look at the effects of child abuse on birth, Part II of an all-inclusive look at baby slings, and a heart-rending story from Guatemala.