Transcript of an interview with Alice Forrest covering her experiences as a mother during the 1930s to 1940s, including details of social conditions, Caesarean delivery of her baby in hospital, war time, baby gas masks, pain relief, and feeding; together with the original interview recording.
Midwife's Tale: Alice Forrest
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/251/1
- Dates of Creation2 May 1986
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder, 1 audio recording (MP3 format)
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alice Forrest was born in Dulwich, South London in 1903 and had one son by Caesarean Section in 1937; she was from a well-off, middle-class family.
Conditions Governing Access
Transcripts and Sample Audio:Free to view and download from the website of the Royal College of Midwives: https://www.rcm.org.uk/library-and-information-services
Audio of Full Interviews: Accessible for free and by appointment at the library of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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Copyright lies with the authors Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap.