Mythology and Midwifery: The Midwife in Ancient Greece

Walker, Charlotte
December 2002
Midwifery Matters;Winter2002, Issue 95, p5
Academic Journal
Focuses on the origin and development of midwifery in Greece. Historical importance of midwives in communities and to individual women; Perception of developed countries on midwifery; Evidence that midwifery was a respected profession in Greece; Presence of midwifery in Greek mythology; Goddesses who are specifically linked with childbirth; Duties of midwives in Greece.


Related Articles

  • Conception, complicated pregnancy, and labour of gods and heroes in Greek mythology. Iavazzo, Christos; Trompoukis, Constantinos; Sardi, Thalia; Falagas, Matthew E. // Reproductive BioMedicine Online (Reproductive Healthcare Limited;Jul2008 Supplement, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p11 

    Pregnancy and labour are holy moments in a woman's life. Even in Greek mythology we can find descriptions of them. We searched in the Greek myths to find descriptions of labours of ancient heroes and gods. We identified descriptions of extracorporeal fertilization, superfecundation, ectopic...

  • Independent practitioners: Midwives are in high demand. Newton, Teresa // Business Press;3/1/96, Vol. 8 Issue 44, Healthcare Quarterly p3 

    Reports that midwifery has become a growing career choice in today's ever-changing healthcare environment. Midwives' autonomy as practitioners; Training programs for midwifery's two basic forms; Midwife births in Texas.

  • Midwifery. Novak, Mara // Countryside & Small Stock Journal;May/Jun96, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p62 

    Focuses on midwifery. Types of midwives; Certified nurse midwives; Lay, empirical, or direct-entry midwives.

  • Randomised trial of educational visits to enhance use of systematic reviews in 25 obstetric units. Wyatt, Jeremy C; Paterson-Brown, Sarah; Johanson, Richard; Altman, Douglas G; Bradburn, Michael J; Fisk, Nicholas M // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/17/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7165, p1041 

    Studies the efficacy of an educational visit to help obstetricians and midwives select and use evidence from Cochrane database containing systematic reviews. Methodology; Data analysis; Discussion on the results of the study; Conclusions.

  • Midwifery Research--Where next? Jowitt, Margaret // Midwifery Matters;Winter2001, Issue 91, p2 

    Focuses on the state of midwifery in Europe. Factors on which midwifery research should be based; Emergence of evidence-based practice in medicine; Need for midwifery evidence to be promoted in the Levels of Evidence list; Role of midwives in reducing the rates of caesarean births; Reason why...

  • How can we change the world? Hall, Jenny // Midwifery Matters;Winter2001, Issue 91, p14 

    Focuses on the need for midwives to work together to institute changes to improve the world. Problems faced by midwives; Changes suggested by a forum of midwifery; Depiction of an algorithm illustrating ways to change the world.

  • Dreaming of Utopia. Parkes, Rosie // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2002, Issue 94, p7 

    Discusses ways that midwives can continue their job while taking care of home life. Part-time community midwifery; Rewards in caring for friends throughout their pregnancies and births; Part-time caseload practice.

  • Why do Midwives Leave? Ball, Linda; Curtis, Penny; Kirkham, Mavis // Midwifery Matters;Spring2003, Issue 96, p8 

    Relates the results of a study on the reasons midwives give for their decision to leave midwifery in Great Britain. Dissatisfaction; Planned career change; Retirement; Ill health.

  • The Implications of the Central Negligence Scheme for trusts on Midwifery Practice and Knowledge. Evans, Jane // Midwifery Matters;Spring2003, Issue 96, p10 

    Studies the implications of the central negligence scheme for trusts on midwifery practice and knowledge. How to keep midwifery skills alive; Reasons for the rapid demise of the midwifery profession.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics