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In Safe Hands: The Battle For Midwifery.

In Safe Hands: The Battle For Midwifery.


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.

In Safe Hands: The Battle for Midwifery will close on Thursday the 21st of March 2024.

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