Deliveries and maternity wards in Portugal (1889-1943) – the cases of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra
- Virgínia Rosário Baptista
- Revista de História Regional
- Volume 21, Issue 2
- 364-388 p.
- Language: Portuguese
- DOI: 10.5212/Rev.Hist.Reg.v.21i2.0003
- ISSN: 1414-0055
Paper included in the dossier “Partos, parteiras e maternidade: tecnologias e políticas do corpo“.
The aim of this paper is to discuss deliveries and their social and family contexts in maternity hospitals provided by doctors at a regional level, in three cities of Portugal − Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra− between 1899 and 1943. We started and finalized the research in the mother’s registration books in two maternity hospitals in Lisbon by the dates specified. The given dates refer to the beginning and end of our research in the mother’s registration books of two Lisbon maternity hospitals. We aim to answer to three main questions: What was the sociopolitical vision existing at the time about women’s work? There were improvements in health care for mothers and newborns? What were the social protections that women achieved when they accessed to maternity hospitals? Following different sources, we conclude that only the poorest working women resorted to public assistance for deliveries in hospitals while few women acceded to social security through mutualism or their employers.
Working women; maternity hospitals; births; deliveries
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Temporary exhibition about the impact of World War I in Portuguese healthcare, including among ex-combatants. From the Trenches to the Hospital: Portugal, Health and the Great War The Portuguese
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Temporary exhibition about the impact of World War I in Portuguese healthcare, including among ex-combatants.
From the Trenches to the Hospital:
Portugal, Health and the Great War
The Portuguese participation in the Great War had political, economic and social consequences that were felt in the following decades, and that also had an impact on health. Through the mobilisation of over 100 000 men, the young Portuguese Republic (1910) hoped to obtain international recognition and protect its African colonies from British and German interests.
Although it might seem contradictory, the First World War triggered a set of technical and scientific advances in healthcare. But this total war would also forever mark the lives of many men, who returned with physical and psychiatric traumas, and who were soon consigned to oblivion.
Through a set of objects, photographs and videos, this exhibition explores this double impact of the Great War on health, in Portugal.
Dates: 29 Julho a 29 de Setembro de 2019
Schedule: 10-13h / 14h-17h de Segunda a Domingo
Venue: Santo António Hospital – Auditorium Prof. Doutor Alexandre Moreira do Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
Julho 29 (Segunda-feira) 10:00 am - Setembro 29 (Domingo) 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH and Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
Sep 17, 2019
Albérico Afonso was honored last Sunday with the Setúbal Medal of Honor, in the Cultural Activities class, for his dedication to research and teaching.
Sep 4, 2019
The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies awarded Márcia Gonçalves for the best peer-reviewed article on Portuguese history.
Aug 2, 2019
The IHC is a partner of one of the winning projects of the first Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees-Partnership with Japan about History in the Public Sphere.