In the last 15 years, there has been a growing media interest in pregnancy and birth. First- person accounts of births, as well as news features on all aspects of the birth process regularly appear in newspapers, in magazines, and on television.
For this assignment you are asked to find and read two articles (magazine, newspaper, or journal), one article on a topic about pregnancy, the other on a topic about birth. For instance articles may look at topics such as: high risk pregnancies, the father’s role in birth; the role of midwives and birth attendants; the presence of siblings at birth; home birthing; the patient’s role in decision making about obstetrical procedures; the use of cesarean section; nontraditional birth methods; and medical responses to preterm birth. There may also be first-person accounts of pregnancy or birth and it’s psychological impact on the parents.
After reading the articles, in 3-4 pages, critically examine the articles by addressing these questions: