Here you can explore aspects of birth, drawing on things that Sheila has learned from women around the world and her research as a social anthropologist into women's experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
is not a medical artifact. Economics, politics, the social system in which we live,
conditions in the work-place, poisons in the environment, and personal relationships are
all elements in causing health and disease. Doctors treat illness; they do not make us
healthy. For the vast majority of women physical health
and a sense of well-being during pregnancy is nothing to do with how often they visit the
doctor, but with the social conditions in which they live."
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