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Midwifery in China


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1. Introduction Part I History and Development 2. Research Considerations 3. A Holistic approach Chinese Midwifery Before 1928 4. Chinese Midwifery in the Twentieth Century: Highs and lows 5. Recent Midwifery Developments Part II Current State and Issues 6. Midwifery and its Professionalisation 7. Modernising Childbirth in China (1928-2017 CE) 8. The Marginalisation of Chinese Midwives Part III Prospects for Midwives and Midwifery 9. Chinese Midwives’ Life and Work Since 770 BCE 10. Modern Midwives’ Stories (1929-2017 CE) 11. Does China Need Midwifery? 12. Epilogue: What Do Women Want?

About the Author

Ngai Fen Cheung is an independent midwifery researcher. She is also the honorary permanent expert at the Shijiazhuang Obstetric and Gynaecology Hospital, China and adviser to the Chinese Midwifery Expert Committee, Chinese Maternal and Child Health Association.

Rosemary Mander is Emeritus Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has practised as a midwife in the UK, both independently and in the NHS.

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