Midwives attended the majority of births throughout most of the 19th century especially in the american south plantations usually had a slave who acted as a midwife to both black and white mothers as time went on the majority of midwives were black. Midwifery in the 19th century 0 by eleanor sullivan february 6th 2012 in bygone days few women delivered babies in hospitals in fact there were few hospitals and they were far from the isolated farms and towns in 19th century rural america but it wasnt easy to be a midwife midwives dealt with births that could go horribly wrong . The midwife midwifery in the nineteenth century stella dawson schwartz on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. Midwifery in britain pre twentieth century pre industrial midwifery it has been suggested in pre industrial society there were three main hierarchies that of men over women church over laity and landlord over peasant oakley 1976
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