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From home to hospital : 'safe motherhood', hospitalisation and the birthing transition in Thailand (1945-2006)

Haora, Penny

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This research explores Thailand's birthing transition (1945-2006), analysing socio-political contexts, identifying key determinants, describing change processes, outcomes and impact, including women's experiences. Maternal mortality decreased substantially from the mid-1900s, when lay-midwife-attended homebirth was usual. Nevertheless, following widespread hospitalisation, a caesarean "epidemic" transpired and birthing became dehumanised. What influenced this transition? Is birth 'safer'? To...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109701

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