Friday, May 14, 2010


Reproduction, childbirth, rituals in Egypt and Greece
Hansen, N. (2007, May). Motherhood in the mother of the world: Continuity and change of reproductive concepts and practices in Egypt from ancient to modern times (PhD Dissertation). University of Chicago.
Chamberlain, G. (n.d.). Historical perspectives on health: Childbirth in Ancient Egypt -- Chamberlain 124 (6): 284 -- The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. Retrieved March 11, 2008
Wise, S. (2008, February). Childbirth votives and rituals in ancient Greece (PhD Dissertation). University of Cincinnati.
Easton, Y. (2007, November). Gendered conceptions: Reproductions of pregnancy and childbirth in Greek literature (PhD Dissertation). University of Washington.

Cesarean Section

Barrat, J. (1988). The history of cesarean section. Its implications in current obstetrical management. Revue française de gynécologie et d'obstétrique, 83(4), 225-230.
Boley, J. (1991). The history of caesarean section. Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne, 145(4), 319-322.
Lurie, S. (2005). The changing motives of cesarean section: from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics, 271(4), 281-285.

York, R. (1984). The history of induction. Midwife, health visitor & community nurse, 20(4), 109-116.

Death in Childbirth
Andrews, C. (1984). Egyptian Mummies. Trustees of the British Museum introductory series (US Edition.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • pp. 66-67, Maatkare, d. of HP Pinudjem I (c. 1050) "God's Wife of Amun" celibate appointment, however, examination of her body shows she died either during or shortly after childbirth
  • p. 100, Maatkare and baby: breasts enlarged due to lactation (but if died in CB would be large - last trmstr)

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