MPIWG

midwifery manual

The first printed midwifery guide in English was published in 1540; like others that followed, it was addressed both to midwives and to married women. These works provided basic information on conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and care of the newborn. With the exception of Jane Sharp’s book (1671), they were all written by men.

From 1540 onwards, printed midwifery manuals were popular in England. A typical format includes the signs of pregnancy; a description of bodily changes associated with it; remedies for common ailments; descriptions of labor and delivery; and care of the newborn. Some also include a guide to selecting a midwife and or a wet nurse.


There are 82 books tagged with this term.
 
Last Name First Name Title Sort descending Date
Barret Robert A companion for midwives, child-bearing women, and nurses 1699
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for mid-wives 1668
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midvvives: or, A guide for women, in their conception, bearing, and suckling… 1651
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1684
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1693
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1675
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1652
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1653
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1656
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1660
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1671
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1681
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives 1671
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives: or A guid for women, in their conception, bearing, and suckling… 1652
Culpeper Nicholas A directory for midwives: or, A guide for women, in their conception, bearing, and suckling… 1700
Chamberlayne Thomas A full supply of such most useful and admirable secrets, which Mr. Nicholas Culpeper, in… 1659
[author not specified] Aristoteles master-piece, or The secrets of generation... 1684
[author not specified] Aristoteles Master-piece, or, The secrets of generation... 1684
[author not specified] Aristoteles Master-piece, or, The secrets of generation... 1684
[author not specified] Aristotle’s compleat and experienc’d midwife 1700
[author not specified] Aristotle’s compleat master-piece 1690
[author not specified] Aristotle’s manual of choice secrets 1699
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master piece compleated, in two parts 1698
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece compleated 1697
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece: or, The secrets of generation displayed... 1692
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece: or, The secrets of generation displayed... 1690
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece: or, The secrets of generation displayed... 1695
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece: or, The secrets of generation displayed... 1700
[author not specified] Aristotle’s master-piece: or, The secrets of generation displayed... 1694
Guillemeau Jacques Child-birth or, The happy deliuerie of vvomen. VVherein is set downe the gouernment of… 1612