From Midwife to Caesarean. Confinement and Beyond in Flanders
(Carla Rosseels) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 18-23
About birth in Flanders. These days birth is no longer a mysterious female event, but a medical one: the ancient rituals have been replaced by the consultant gynaecologist, advanced equipment, painless childbirth and Caesarean section. The piece also discusses the decline in the birth-rate, the renewed popularity of breast-feeding and trends in the naming of children in Flanders.
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