Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media

  • Ann Luce
  • Vanora Hundley
  • Edwin van Teijlingen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ann Luce, Vanora Hundley, Edwin van Teijlingen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Alexia Leachman
    Pages 61-77
  4. Ann Luce, Vanora Hundley, Edwin van Teijlingen, Sian Ridden, Sofie Edlund
    Pages 97-110
  5. Sheena Byrom, Anna Byrom
    Pages 129-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-161

About this book


This edited collection - one of a kind in its field - addresses the theoretical and practical implications facing representations of midwifery and media.  Bringing together international scholars and practitioners, this succinct volume offers a cross-disciplinary discussion regarding the role of media in childbirth, midwifery and pregnancy representation. One chapter critiques the provision and dissemination of health information and promotional materials in a suburban antenatal clinic, while others are devoted to specific forms of media - television, the press, social media – looking at how each contribute to women’s perceptions and anxieties with regard to childbirth.


Media Childbirth health media Midwifery healthcare pregnancy Midwife nursing nurse midwives

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Luce
    • 1
  • Vanora Hundley
    • 2
  • Edwin van Teijlingen
    • 3
  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal HealthBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom

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