Further Reading

General Midwifery

Behrmann, Barbara L. “A reclamation of childbirth.” The Journal of perinatal education 12, no. 3 (2003): vi-x.

Burst, H.V. (2005), The History of Nurse‐Midwifery/Midwifery Education. The Journal of Midwifery & Women s Health, 50: 129-137. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.12.014

Jensen, Joan M. “Politics and the American Midwife Controversy.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies , Spring, 1976, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring, 1976)

Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America 1750-1950, Oxford University Press, 2016.

MacDonald, Margaret E. “TheMaking of Informed Choice in Midwifery: A Feminist Experiment in Care.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 42, no. 2 (06, 2018): 278-294.

Radosh, Polly F. “Midwives in the United States: Past and Present.” Population Research and Policy Review 5, no. 2 (1986): 129-46. Accessed February 15, 2021. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40229820.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. A Midwife’s Tale: The Diary of Martha Ballard. New York: Random House, 2010.

Wertz, Richard W. and Dorothy C Wertz. Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America, Yale University Press, 1989.

Wolf, Jacqueline H., and J. H. Wolf. Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Yankauer, Alfred. “The valley of the shadow of birth.” American Journal of Public Health 73, no. 6, 1983. 635–638.

Indigenous Peoples Midwifery

“The Last Cherokee Midwife ᎣᏂ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏓᎦᏘᏗᏍᎩ.” Cherokee Images: The Ancient Cherokee Story Retold. https://cherokeeimages.com/wp/the-last-cherokee-midwife

“How Native American Women Gave Birth,” Sherman Indian Museum, http://www.shermanindianmuseum.org/how-native-american-women-gave-birth.html

Olbrechts, Frans M.. “Cherokee Belief and Practice with Regard to Childbirth” Anthropos , Jan. – Apr., 1931, Bd. 26, H. 1./2. (Jan. – Apr., 1931). 17-33

Redner, Albina. “Albina Redner: A Shoshone Life.” Interview by Helen Blue, 1989-1990, Catalog #153, University of Nevada Oral History Archive, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Nevada, Reno.

Theobald, Brianna. “Nurse, Mother, Midwife—: Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail and the Struggle for Crow Women’s Reproductive Autonomy.” Montana The Magazine of Western History 66, no. 3 (Autumn 2016) 17-35.

African American Midwifery

Goode, Keisha and Barbara Katz Rothman, “African‐American Midwifery, a History and a Lament,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January, 2017).

Hine, Darlene Clark. “Taking care of bodies, babies and business: Black women health professionals in South Carolina, 1895–1954”; in Elizabeth Anne Payne, ed, Writing Women’s History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott (University Press of Mississippi, 2011), pp. 133–136

Lampert, Emily A., “Enslaved Midwives in the Long Eighteenth Century: Slavery, Reproduction, and Creolization in the Chesapeake, 1720 – 1830” (2020). WWU Graduate School Collection. 938. https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/938

Muigai, Wangui. “‘Something Wasn’t Clean’: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 93, no. 1 (2019) 82–113.

Cara Delay, “Carrying Community, The Black Midwife’s Bag in the American South,” Nursing Clio, February 6, 2020, https://nursingclio.org/2020/02/06/carrying-community-the-black-midwifes-bag-in-the-american-south/

Smith, Eugene W. and Ben Cosgrove, “W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Photo Essay, ‘Nurse Midwife,’” Time, July 21, 2013 https://time.com/26789/w-eugene-smith-life-magazine-1951-photo-essay-nurse-midwife/

Midwifery in the West

Sylvia D Hoffart, “Childbearing on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier, 1830-1900,” Western Historical Quarterly 22, no. 3 (August 1991): 272-288.

Susan Evans McCloud. Not in Vain. Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1984.

Claire Noall, “Medicine Among the Early Mormons,” Western Folklore 18, no. 2 (April, 1959) 157-164

Patty Bartlett Sessions and Donna T. Smart, Mormon Midwife: The 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions, (Logan: Utah State University Press, 1999)