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Series Overview: The Anthropology of Obstetrics and Obstetricians: The Practice, Maintenance, and Reproduction of a Biomedical Profession
Robbie Davis-Floyd and Ashish Premkumar

Introduction: Obstetricians Speak
Robbie Davis-Floyd and Ashish Premkumar

Chapter 1. On Becoming an Abortion Provider in the US: An Autoethnographic Account

Chapter 2. Abortion, Professional Identity, and Generational Meaning Making among US Ob/Gyns
Rebecca Henderson, Chu J. Hsiao, and Jody Steinauer

Chapter 3. My Transformation from an Obstetrician to a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialist: Autoethnographic Thoughts on Situated Knowledges and Habitus
Ashish Premkumar

Chapter 4. Cold Steel and Sunshine: Ethnographic and Autoethnographic Perspectives on Two Obstetric Careers in the US from Across the Chasm
Kathleen Hanlon-Lundberg

Chapter 5. An Awakening
Jesanna Cooper

Chapter 6. Repercussions of a Paradigm Shift in the Professional and Personal Life of a Brazilian Obstetrician
Rosana Fontes

Chapter 7. The Bullying and Persecution of a Humanistic/Holistic Obstetrician in Brazil: The Benefits and Costs of My Paradigm Shift
Ricardo Jones

Chapter 8. Hungarian Birth Models Seen Through the Prism of Prison: The Journey of Ágnes Geréb
Ágnes Geréb and Katalin Fábián

Chapter 9. Adopting the Midwifery Model of Care in India
Evita Fernandez

Chapter 10. “Birth with No Regret” in Turkey: The Natural Childbirth of the 21st Century
Hakan Çoker

Chapter 11. Attempting to Maintain a Positive Awareness about Vaginal Breech Birth in Australia
Andrew Bisits

Chapter 12. Mixing Modalities in My Technocratic/Humanistic Obstetric Practice in the US: Ideology and Rationales
Marco Gianotti

Chapter 13. How an Obstetrician Promoted Respectful Care in Canada and in the World
André Lalonde

Conclusions: What Have We Learned from Obstetricians?
Robbie Davis-Floyd and Ashish Premkumar


Obstetricians Speak

On Training, Practice, Fear, and Transformation

Edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Ashish Premkumar

345 pages, 21 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-828-7 Hb Published (June 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-829-4 eBook