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Men Did Not Attend Births

1700

Male physicians > female midwives

1799

Women's Medical College N.Y. Opened

1868

Ran by women and for women, the infirmary was the 1st of it's kind.

Anesthesia Introduced

1890

Hospitals began to run for profit

1890

Less than 5% of women gave birth in hospitals

1900

Twilight Sleep Introduced

1914

30% of women gave birth in hospitals

1931

37% of women gave births in hospitals

1935

Twilight Sleep Used in all hospital deliveries

1938

50% Of all women (75% of urban) delivered in hospitals

1939

80% of all births are in hospitals

1950

The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) formed

1955

97% of births occurred in hopitals

1960

electronic fetal monitoring introduced

1960

Our Bodies, Ourselves

1969

The publishing of this book led to a change in how women viewed medicine in relation to their bodies.

Roe vs. Wade: Right to terminate pregnancy

1973