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Author Maraƫsa, Aminata, author

Title A good position for birth : pregnancy, risk, and development in southern Belize / Aminata Maraesa
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Local Values in Action -- 2. Risk and Blame -- 3. In a Good Position -- 4. Fearless Encounters -- 5. ""Obeah Pregnancy"" and the Power of Shame -- 6. Adoption and Anthropological Complicity -- 7. Of Birth . . . and Death -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary "This book provides an ethnographically rich analysis of pregnancy and birth in southern Belize at the intersection of local public health initiatives, transnational development projects, and the culturally influenced beliefs and behaviors of pregnant women. Herein lie the stories of real women and their caregivers that call attention to local understandings of gender, the provision of healthcare services, competing assessments of maternal risk, and an at-times precarious natural environment to illuminate the lived reproductive realities of women in southern Belize within the faceless statistical categories of maternal health."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Maternal health services -- Belize
Pregnant women -- Belize
Birth customs -- Belize
Maternal Health Services
Parturition -- ethnology
Manners and customs.
Cultural Characteristics
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Caribbean & Latin American.
Birth customs.
Manners and customs.
Maternal health services.
Pregnant women.
Subject Belize.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780826522023