Are YOU in this ? Bibliography

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Primary Sources

British Newspaper Archive

Berks and Oxon Advertiser 

Leeds Times 


1911 Census of England and Wales, General Report with Appendices, Table1, Table 3.

Office for National Statistics; 2020 Birth Summary Tables, England and Wales, Table 1.

Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (2017): 2011 Census aggregate data. UK Data Service (Edition: February 2017)


Morten, H. The Midwives Pocket Book (London: The Scientific Press, 1897)

Secondary Sources


Kane, P. Victorian Families in Fact and Fiction (New York: St Martin's Press, 1997[1995])

Meacham, S. A Life Apart: The English Working Class 1890-1914 (London: Thames and Hudson, 1977),

Sibley, D. The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916. (London: Frank Cass, 2005)

Walvin, J. A Childs World: A Social History of English Childhood 1800-1914 (London: Penguin Books, 1982)

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Bergin, J.A. 'Birth and Death in Nineteenth-century Dublin's Lying-in Hospitals' in Farrell (ed.), She said She was in the Family Way (London: University of London Press: Institute of Historical Research, 2012)

Braybon, G. 'Winners or Losers: Women's Role in the War Story', in G. Braybon (ed.) Evidence, History and the Great War: Historians and the impact of 1914-1918 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2003).


Arneil, G.C. 'Nutritional rickets in children in Glasgow', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Cambridge University Press, 34(2) (1975)

Badger, F.J. 'Illuminating Nineteenth Century English Urban Midwifery: The Register of a Coventry Midwife', Women's History Review 23(5) (2014)

Beir, L.M. 'Expertise and Control: Childbearing in Three Twentieth-Century Working-Class Lancashire Communities', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 78(2) (2004).

Bosanquet, A. 'Sarah Stone: The Enlightenment Midwife', The Practising Midwife, 12(9) (2009)

Fox, S. & M. Brazier. 'The Regulation of Midwives in England, c.1500-102', Medical Law International, 20(4) (2020)

Chamberlain, G. 'British Maternal Mortality in the 19^th^ and Early 20^th^ Centuries', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 99(11) (2006)

Loudon, I. 'Deaths in Childbed from the Eighteenth Century to 1935', Medical History, 30(1) (1986)

Loudon, I. 'Maternal mortality in the past and its relevance to developing countries today', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 72(1) (2000)

Muir, A.J. 'Midwifery and Maternity Care for Single Mothers in Eighteenth-Century Wales', Social History of Medicine, 33(2)

Williams, D.I. 'The Obstetric Society of 1825', Medical History, (42) (2)


Betts, H. J. 'A Biographical Investigation of the Nightingale School for Midwives (Ph d, University of Southampton, 2002)

Macdonald, E. 'A Slave to the Home: Female Labour and Mortality in the Rhondda; 1881-1911 (Student Dissertation for the Open University module A329 The Making of Welsh History, 2019)

Snook, L.J. 'Women in Rhonda Society, c,1870-1839' (PhD, Swansea University, 2002)

Stephenson, C. 'The Voluntary Maternity Hospital: A Social History of Provincial Institutions, with special reference to maternal mortality, 1860-1930' (Ph D, University of Warwick, 1993)


'Safe Delivery: A History of Scottish Midwives',, viewed 24 November 2021.

'Edward Wadsworth'. , viewed 14 March 2022

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