March 16, 2012, by Lindsay Brooke

Call the Midwife

Just out – a new book by academic historian and registered midwife, Dr Tania McIntosh, charts the history of maternity and childbirth.

‘A Social History of Maternity Care’ is officially launched on Monday, 19 March 2012, at the Lakeside Arts Centre on University Park – 5pm to 6pm. Professor Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives will be among the guests.

Dr McIntosh is also Curator of the hugely popular ‘Mothers and Midwives’ exhibition currently being staged at the Weston Gallery – where the book launch will be held.

Dr McIntosh, a lecturer in midwifery at The University of Nottingham, has drawn on documentary and oral history to produce a book that provides new insights into the perspectives of mothers, midwives and doctors and how these influenced the complex changes in midwifery that have taken place since the 1902 Midwives Act.

The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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