|GR (Chapter 3) Doctor's orders.
Written by Deborah Julia
(10/26/2003 11:03 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Chap.3-Male Midwives, penned by Tara O'Donnell
Took the words out of my mouth:)
Keeping the discussion in the context of the time we are discussing, I found the idea that "their voice [the man midwives]of authority could be used to approve or disapprove much that a woman wanted to do-or avoid doing." An intersting idea. As Vickery says the man midwife could be a useful ally to his patients. Personally I like the idea of "our" ladies shunning the old customs and doing what they feel is right and backing up their arguments with "the Doctor says so!".
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