Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Sharing Space

Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Sharing Space

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Janet Isaacs Ashford is prolific in a way that our readership should become aware. Janet took her B.A. in psychology from UCLA and has published Childbirth Alternatives Quarterly for nine years (1979-1988). She is the editor of The Whole Birth Catalog (1983) and Birth Stories (1984). At the moment she works as a computer designer and writes about computer graphics. Her three children are 13, 10 and 2. More to the point, Janet has written several pamphlets of interest to our readers. In one, entitled "Mothers and Midwives: A History of Traditional Childbirth" (20 pages, 45 illustrations, $7.95), she presents a profusely illustrated history of childbirth through the ages, including some ethnographic materials about birth in other cultures, and a helpful bibliography of resources on the history of childbirth. In the pamphlet entitled "Midwives" (4 pages, $2.00), she gives a brief history of midwifery and covers the modern revival of birth attendants. This is also accompanied by a bibliography. …

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