Home birth culture
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Home Birth Culture is a photographic essay that examines women's reasons for choosing to birth at home. Environmental portraits are combined with audio clips to help tell the story of each subject's experiences with home birth. This work provides an intimate look at the influences that affect women's decisions about childbirth, and also how cultural expectations help shape the decisions that women make regarding birthing. Jennifer Loomis, who works as a maternity and family photographer in Seattle, San Francisco and New York, was interviewed using a semi-structured interview for the professional analysis. Loomis's work was analyzed and compared to how the media has portrayed the pregnant form over time. The purpose of this analysis is to look at how maternity photography has evolved, and how it has helped shape the views women have about their bodies while pregnant.
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Dennis, Jessica (University of Missouri, Campus Writing Program, 2016-04)Imagine a woman giving birth. What exactly comes to mind? For many Americans scenes of a screaming woman laying flat on a hospital bed in an all white room probably flashes before them. For others around the globe, the ...
Mashni, Melissa; Dresang, Lee (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2015-12)Do home births have increased adverse neonatal outcomes? Bottom line: Home birth attended by certified midwives for appropriately selected low-risk pregnant women appears to be about as safe as hospital delivery, especially ...
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