Sheila Kitzinger

Kitzinger's professional background, her definition of and attraction to anthropology, exploring the quality of experiences, studying women in different cultural contexts, the practice of midwifery and homebirths in England, treating illness vs. feeling healthy, social construction of gender, cultural influences on experience of childbirth, changes in birth practices, the relationship between biomedical and cultural birth practices, politics and science, the possibility of being apolitical and objective, and women's decision to choose a c-section.

Video: Part 1

The experience of pain in different cultures, attitudes toward breastfeeding, activism for women's rights, the role of Kitzinger's work in modern culture, government mandates on health, resources for women preparing for childbirth, decisions regarding childbirth positions, future projects, diet and pregnancy.

Video: Part 2