Medical Technology and Childbirth: Experiences of Expectant Mothers and Fathers

@article{Williams1999MedicalTA,
  title={Medical Technology and Childbirth: Experiences of Expectant Mothers and Fathers},
  author={Kristi Williams and Debra Umberson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1999},
  volume={41},
  pages={147-168}
}
Research and theory on medical technologysuggests that, for many expectant mothers, medicalintervention in pregnancy and childbirth results infeelings of alienation from their bodies and a lack ofcontrol over the childbirth experience. Few studies,however, examine the influence of medical interventionon the expectant father's experience of this significantlife event. In this study, we compare expectant fathers' and mothers' experiences with medicaltechnology during pregnancy and childbirth. In… CONTINUE READING

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