Coffee and Discussion with author Christine H. Morton PhD

August 22nd, 2014 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
3670 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Course Type: Birth Doulas
Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience Anyone interested and/or working with childbearing women and families.
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The author of Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America will present some interesting responses to her groundbreaking work, published earlier this year and take time to discuss and answer your questions. Please join us for coffee and stimulating discussion! Friday, August 22, 2014 10am-12pm at Bastyr Center for Natural Health Room N-10 (Ground level) Cost: Free

Birth Ambassadors documents the social history of the emergence of doula care in the United States. What are doulas and where did they come from? Why do women become doulas? What does it mean to be a doula? Birth Ambassadors is the only book to fully answer these questions by connecting narrative accounts with critical sociological analysis of the dilemmas and issues embodied in doula history and practice. Based on historical research and interviews with currently practicing doulas and leaders in the field, Birth Ambassadors argues that the doula role is underpinned by ideological commitments to several overlapping and, at times, conflicting ideas around childbirth.  Are the dilemmas faced by doulas and their organizations an opportunity to claim more professional status and reframe the doula role OR are doulas helping maintain the status quo in medicalized birth?

Friday, August 22, 2014

10am-12pm

Cost: Free

Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Room N-10 (Ground level). Sorry, parking garage is for clinic patients only.

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