University of Wisconsin–Madison

Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950

Book Cover: Brought to Bed
Judith W. Leavitt. Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950. Oxford University Press, 1986.

The classic work on how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the present. Author of renowned expert on women’s medical history.

New to this Edition:

  • New preface for 30th anniversary edition on the state of the fields of women’s history and the history of medicine.
  • Addresses how the history of childbirth and women’s health have developed in the intervening decades.
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