Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. American Studies Program
Nine months ago, I set out to write a thesis on childbirth: hippies having their babies in the woods, hospital politics, and women’s rights. The final product is very different than what I had intended. Instead of finding crazy hippies in the woods, I found a community of kind and skilled midwives and loving, openhearted mothers. I am deeply indebted to these inspiring women for their stories and wisdom, which fill the pages of this thesis. Interviewing these mothers, midwives, and home birth advocates was a tremendously empowering experience for me, a young woman.
midwife, women's rights, childbirth
Recommended CitationKruithoff, Margaret, "“Called Her Women Together” Home Birth in Maine" (2012). Honors Theses. Paper 644.
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