The second subdivision of the images was into the categories of female body normal or female body abnormal. Teachers College Press. This can lead to discriminatory treatment and result in a female construction worker hiding her pregnancy, possibly endangering herself and her unborn child. Some would say that the physician's role is to diagnose and treat disease rather than to step back from a biochemistry and microbiology and to adopt the view of care based on knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-cultural human being. Because there are effectively no pictures of whole women's bodies in the Williams obstetrical texts, both the normal, healthy pregnant body and the unhealthy pregnant body, along with their nonpregnant counterparts, do not have visual representation in the Williams series. The two had met while she was working at a fast-food restaurant and were dating for a few years before they were expecting a little girl and were married. These findings support recent feminist research that criticizes both the increasing erasure of the person of the women from the medical interpretation of pregnancy and the concomitant decrease in women's perceived sense of empowerment as pregnant beings.
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Introduction Criticism of the historically male-dominated medical specialty of obstetrics, as well as its highly successful usurpation of pregnancy care in the past century, has grown dramatically in the past three decades. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The opening sentence of the first edition of Williams Obstetricsa statement included in each edition since, frames the obstetrical vision of pregnancy in just this way. Mayes Midwifery: While she certainly stands out on construction sites at just 5ft 5ins and 9st, Michelle has fought to prove she can pull her weight - both mentally and physically. Kaercher Insurance Brokerage, has for over 60 years provided risk management, and financial products and services to corporations, institutions and individuals throughout the world.