Nov. 10 Roundtable: Men’s role in childbirth

Please join your colleagues and friends for an enjoyable lunch, listening, and learning at the University Roundtable, a university tradition since 1948.  Featured speakers at the University Roundtable discuss their work at the university as part of a series of engaging talks on timely, interesting topics. We are thrilled to announce the next one is coming fast upon us:

On Nov. 10, Judith Leavitt, emeritus professor of medical history and bioethics, traces the history of men during childbirth. Her most recent book, “Make Room for Daddy” looks at the male view of childbirth, from the chain-smoking-in-the-waiting room era of the 1930s to the Lamaze-trained labor coaches of the 1980s. During those long hours, many wrote down their feelings in journals known as “father’s books” or “stork room jottings.” Frequently left in waiting rooms in the 1940s and ’50s, the journals provided an outlet for the apprehensive, often exasperated men, and the source for Judith Leavitt’s most recent book, “Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room.”

Location:  Memorial Union – Tripp Commons – 11:45 a.m.
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The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 3rd before noon.

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