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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Birth Rights and Rites

Edited by: Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Jonathan Herring, Martin Johnson, Martin Richards

ISBN13: 9781849461887
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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This multi-disciplinary collection of essays from the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group is concerned with the varying circumstances, manner, timing and experiences of birth.

  • Who has power during the birthing process?
  • How has the experience of birth changed over time?
  • Should birth mark a significant change in the legal status of the foetus?
  • What is the proper role of birth registration?
  • What role, if any, do fathers have in the birthing process?
  • How should the law respond to still birth?
  • What legal rights should the woman have to refuse treatment during the birthing process?
  • What is the significance of changes of the age at which women give birth? This stimulating collection of papers provides new insights into one of life's most momentous moments.

  • Subjects:
    Medical Law
    Part 1: Experiences and Rites of Birth
    1. Becoming a Mother: Continuities and Discontinuities over Three Decades ANN OAKLEY, MEG WIGGINS, VICKI STRANGE, MARY SAWTELL AND HELEN AUSTERBERRY
    2. Changing Medical Birth Rites in Britain 1970-2010 FRANCOISE BARBIRA FREEDMAN
    3. Are Doctors Still Improving Childbirth? SUSAN BEWLEY AND LIN FOO
    4. The Midwife-Mother Relationship MAVIS KIRKHAM

    Part 2: Status and Consequences of Birth
    5. The Loneliness of Status: The Legal and Moral Significance of Birth JONATHAN HERRING
    6. Refusing Medical Treatment During Pregnancy and Birth: Ethical and Legal Issues ROSAMUND SCOTT
    7. The Consequences for Preterm Infants of Antenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment ALISON FORHEAD AND ABIGAIL FOWDEN
    8. Fathers, Birth and Law RICHARD COLLIER

    Part 3: After Birth
    9. Recording Births: From the Reformation to the Welfare Reform Act REBECCA PROBERT
    10. The Changing Form of Birth Registration JULIE MCCANDLESS
    11. Birthright had Nothing to do with It
    Royal Inheritance in the Middle Ages FRANCIS WOODMAN
    12. Infanticide and Insanity in 19th Century England SHELLEY DAY SCLATER Part 4: Timing of Birth
    13. Explaining the Trend towards Older First Time Mothers - A Life Course Perspective IRENEE DALY
    14. Too Late or Too Many - Dilemmas Facing the Modern Woman Seeking Help with Fertility PETER BRAUDE AND TAREK EL-TOUKHY
    15. IVF Birth Data Presentation: Its Impact on Clinical Practice and Patient Choice EMILY JACKSON AND HOSSAM ABDALLA