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In Safe Hands: The Battle for Midwifery Now Open!

1 April 2023
Our new temporary exhibition In Safe Hands: The Battle For Midwifery is now open!

This exhibition explores the story of midwifery and obstetrics through the centuries. It explores how the perception of childbirth changed from being simply a life event unto something requiring medical oversight. Traditionally women naturally took on the role of safely delivering a baby, the new 'medicalised' model saw the rise of the male midwife from around the 18th century. The exhibition highlights Edinburgh's contribution to the development of the profession and how this has evolved into modern practices.

The exhibition is included in standard museum price and will close Easter 2024.
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