- Title Pages
- Praise For
- Preface to the Second Edition
- Chapter 1 One Year
- CHAPTER 2The Technocratic Model
- Chapter 3 Birth Messages
- Chapter 4 Belief Systems About Birth
- Chapter 5 How the Messages Are Received
- Chapter 6 Scars into Stars
- Chapter 7 Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter 8 The Computerized Birth?
- Chapter 9 —Or Birth as the Biodance?
- Appendix A Interview Questions Asked of Mothers
- Appendix B Interview Questions Asked of Obstetricians
- Birth as an American Rite of Passage
- University of California Press
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