See also Midwifery.
Alice E. Adams. Reproducing the Womb: Images of Childbirth in Science, Feminist Theory, and Literature. Cornell University Press. 1994. 267pp.
Charlotte G. Borst. Catching Babies: The Professionalization of Childbirth, 1870-1920. Harvard University Press. 1995. 254pp.
Phyllis L. Brodsky. The Control of Childbirth: Women Versus Medicine Through the Ages. McFarland. 2008. 211pp.
Donald Caton. What a Blessing She Had Chloroform: The Medical and Social Response to the Pain of Childbirth from 1800 to the Present. Yale University Press. 1999. 288pp.
Jacques Gélis. Translated by Rosemary Morris. History of Childbirth: Fertility, Pregnancy, and Birth in Early Modern Europe. Northeastern University Press. 1991. 326pp. Translation of L'arbre et le fruit.
Louis Haas. The Renaissance Man and His Children: Childbirth and Early Childhood in Florence, 1300-1600. Macmillan. 1998. 319pp.
Brigitte Jordan. Birth in Four Cultures: A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States. Waveland Press. 1993. 235pp.
Vicki Lukere; Margaret Jolly (editor). Birthing in the Pacific: Beyond Tradition and Modernity?. University of Hawaii Press. 2001. 249pp.
Lianne McTavish. Childbirth and the Display of Authority in Early Modern France. Ashgate Publishing. 2005. 257pp.
Jacqueline Marie Musacchio. The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy. Yale University Press. 1999. 212pp.
Tarja S. Philip. Menstruation and Childbirth in the Bible: Fertility and Impurity. Peter Lang. 2005. 153pp.
Richard K. Reed. Birthing Fathers: The Transformation of Men in American Rites of Birth. Rutgers University Press. 2005. 259pp.
Holly Tucker. Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France. Wayne State University Press. 2003. 213pp.
Richard W. Wertz; Dorothy C. Wertz. Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America. Yale University Press. 1989. 322pp.
Philip K. Wilson (editor). Childbirth: Changing Ideas and Practices in Britain and America, 1600 to the Present. Taylor & Francis. 1996. (3 vols.) Volume 1, Midwifery Theory and Practice. Volume 2, The Medicalization of Obstetrics: Personnel, Practice, and Instruments. Volume 3, Methods and Folklore.
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