The course deals with the history of childbirth and assistance to the pregnant woman and the newborn, also through the analysis of ancient teaching tools and models. The lessons will develop the following topics:
- natural childbirth and birth 'against nature',
- the figure of the midwife and her training,
- the figure of the 'obstetrician' doctor,
- the use of forceps,
- natural childbirth and caesarean section.