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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Williams, Kia J.; Zolotor, Adam J.; Kaufmann, Lee (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-07)It may decrease preterm births, especially among higher-risk women—minority women, women of low socioeconomic status, and adolescents (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, 1 randomized, controlled trial [RCT] and 1 matched ...
Ruplinger, Jacqueline (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2001-09)Currently, there is no evidence to support labor induction in women with suspected fetal macrosomia (grade of recommendation: B, based on 2 randomized controlled trials with small sample sizes). Cesarean delivery may be ...
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 ...