Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America by Christine Morton, Elayne Clift, 9781939807069

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A user-friendly sociological overview of the philosophy and practice of doulas in the U.S., illuminated by real-life stories, for a wide audience ranging from current and aspiring birth professionals, reproductive scholars and students in a variety of academic disciplines as well as a unique resource for pregnant women contemplating childbirth.

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Christine H. Morton, PhD is a research sociologist whose research has focused on women's reproductive experiences and maternity care roles. Since 2008, she has been at Stanford University's California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (www.cmqcc.org), where she conducts research on maternal mortality and morbidity. Elayne G. Clift, MA is a writer, journalist, and Humanities adjunct professor. She has worked internationally as a health communications and gender specialist, and is an educator/advocate on maternal and child health issues. A volunteer doula and Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, she has edited anthologies and published fiction and poetry collections, a novel, and a memoir.layne G. Clift, MA is a writer, journalist, and Humanities adjunct professor. She has worked internationally as a health communications and gender specialist, and is an educator/advocate on maternal and child health issues. A volunteer doula and Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, she has edited anthologies and published fiction and poetry collections, a novel, and a memoir.


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