Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy: everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth

Lesley Kay

Kingston University and St. George's University of London

A Senior Lecturer Lesley spends half her time facilitating student education, supporting students to enter the midwifery register as well as to develop their professional profile, and half her time facilitating research, working with her colleagues to increase the Midwifery department’s research capacity and profile.


BACKGROUNDThis study considered how women came to understand birth in the milieu of other women’s stories; it grew from a sense that the way we talk about and portray birth might be significant. PURPOSE/OBJECTIVETo consider... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lesley Kay (Kingston University and St. George's University of London)

Topic Areas

1. Studies that integrate knowledge from a range of scientific approaches and/or perspecti , Basic science studies of the physiology, biochemistry, psychology, and sociology of normal , Social and cultural precursors and consequences of optimal childbirth , Emotional and spiritual aspects of labour and birthing


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