Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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

Haora, Penny


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]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2013-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


File Description SizeFormat Image
b3557740x-Haora.pdf212.22 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  12 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator