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Changing Childbirth Customs

Changing Childbirth Customs

(p.118) Chapter 13 Changing Childbirth Customs
Delivered by Midwives
Jenny M. Luke
University Press of Mississippi

The shift towards macro-centered maternity care was not merely about improved safety in childbirth, a more complex situation is unravelled in chapter 13. Hopes for progress and inclusion and equality of access stimulated black women’s agency for change and micro level childbirth customs were adjusted accordingly. The implementation of Medicaid solidified the shift leaving licensed lay midwives in the distant past, figuratively speaking.

Keywords:   Medicaid, Childbirth customs, Equality of access, Progress and inclusion, Micro-level

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