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Place of women in society
Removal of fear of pregnancy
Self-determination for women
(Birth control as only one important development_
One medical lifetime - 50 years at most
In vitro fertilization allowing for eugencis and for postponement of pregnancy
Determining the sex in utero
Elimination of the "mystery"
Increase of abortion of girks, Decrease in marriage prospects of men in India. Emigration? Royalty/inheritance. Family size no longer needs to be as large to produce male heirs.
Prolongation of Life
Observations since Grandpa's time
Medical aspects of cancer -
Breast cancer as example. Fear of cancer is diminishing. But women still die.
Superstitions in Obstetrics
Amausing excerpts to illustrate changing attitudes
Psychology of pregnancy -
Very risky to opine. Excerpts may be interesting to illustrate changing attitudes.
Hx of C Sections
Higher rate now.
Labor and delivery is now more convenient.
Abdominal pin in pregnancy
Diagnosis has improved.
Cases of maternal Mortality
Invention of antibiotics
Overal rate down - what are the stats?
PRenatal care His dream has been fulfilled
Toxemia Have survival rates changed?
Pain phenomena in pregnancy
Invention of epidurals has reduced the terror of labor for many
Originally published: Thursday, July 05, 2018; most-recently modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2019