Birth, Pregnancy, & Obstetrics

C. Anthony Ryan et al.

A letter from George Boole and Victorian attitudes towards pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Rachel Baker

Birth trays in the Italian Renaissance

Chinmoy K. Bose

The el-Lahun gynecological papyrus

Sara Buck

Forceps: a brief history

Leaders in the development of Western obstetric practice

Nursan Cinar, Sumeyra Topal, and Sinem Yalnizoglu Caka

A history of breastfeeding and wet nurses

Nursan Cinar, Hamide Zengin

Two hearts beating: the history and benefits of “Kangaroo Care”

Stephanie Colello

Cultural warfare: investigating childbirth practices in Doctor Zhivago

Ian Cooke

Posthumous reproduction new

Emily R. W. Davidson

Historical contraception: birth control before “the pill”

George Dunea

How Gargantua was born

Divine birth: Eve, fashioned from Adam’s rib

Divine birth: Athena, born from her father’s head

Divine birth: birth of John the Baptist

Divine birth: Pegasus, born from Medusa’s blood

Divine birth: Aphrodite born from the foam of the sea

Divine birth: The birth of Moses

Divine birth: The birth of Santa Claus

The colorful birth of Saint Augustine of Hippo

Birth of Bacchus

Birth of Mary

Birth of Adonis
Seventeenth century obstetric illustrations
James Simpson, who made childbirth painless

George Dunea and Einar Perman

A royal pregnancy gone wrong

James Drife

Bob Edwards and the perils of publicity

Andrea Eisenberg 

A brief life

Howard Fischer

Dr. Doyen separates conjoined twins in 1902

Lauren Fore

Emotional medicine

Katrina Genuis

The death of Francesca Tornabuoni: examining childbirth amidst societal rebirth

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

On a miraculous birth
A birth remembered
The dream of the uterus

Gloria Graham


Barbara Hargreaves

An unusual pregnancy: the gestation and delivery of the Nun of Watton

Kelsey Hart

A mother’s voice

Ndembou C. Jean-Louis

Welcome another Earth-dweller

Laura Kaplan

Changes in childbirth in the United States: 1750–1950

Kelly Klein

In the OR

Laura Loertscher


Erika L. Lundgrin

Broken water

Matko Marusic

Gynecology and obstetrics

Mary Oak

Labor of love

Puja Persaud

Galactagogues in postpartum rituals new

Khwan Phusrisom

Traditional obstetrics in Isaan, Thailand

Corey Nason Reese

Mildred Thornton Stahlman, pioneer in neonatology

Paul Rousseau

Miscarriage: a medical student in a rural clinic, Central America, 1977

Sukanya Sam

When did you last let your heart decide?

C. John Scott

Alexander Gordon and puerperal fever

Mary Sommers

Miracle on Kedvale

When angels sing

Mariel Tishma

Justine Siegemund, opening doorways to midwifery

Princewill Udom

Infertility in Nigeria and the race for parenthood

Eva-Sabine Zehelein

“Sara, Bill, Kristine, … you’re pregnant!” Gestational surrogacy, biomedicalized bodies and reconceptualizations of motherhood


Why are most babies born at night?
A physician and a pregnant patient
A cesarean section in Uganda in 1879 (Howard Fischer) new