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Laboring Women, Coaching Men: Masculinity and Childbirth Education in the Contemporary United States

Carine M. Mardorossian
Hypatia
Vol. 18, No. 3 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 113-134
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810866
Page Count: 22
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Laboring Women, Coaching Men: Masculinity and Childbirth Education in the Contemporary United States
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Abstract

Hospitals have adopted a rhetoric of family-centered maternity care, and one of the ways in which they show their commitment to it is through the integration of the husband-as-coach model of childbirth (the Bradley method) into delivery practices. I argue that this model's widespread popularity testifies less to the culture's endorsement of a woman-centered approach than to healthcare's appropriation of "natural" childbirth as a site for the production and reproduction of patriarchal and capitalist power.

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