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.