The tyranny of expectations of post-natal delight: gendered happiness
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis article explores the contested nature of childbirth practices with a historical perspective. The article discusses the modern medical/interventionist model of birth now predominant in the UK and examines the consequences of prevailing norms for women. It includes some reflections on the regulation of pregnancy and the transition to motherhood and notes some counter-cultural movements such as ‘free-birthing’.
CitationHogan, S. (2017) 'The tyranny of expectations of post-natal delight: gendered happiness', Journal of Gender Studies, 26 (1), pp. 45-55
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Gender Studies