Bearing Different Risks: Choices in Childbirth through History

Mobile exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum, 15 June - 15 September 2018

How have ideas about childbirth changed over time? What makes birth risky? Who decides what is risky anyway?

Visit the Leeds debut of this UK-wide mobile display exploring the past’s view on birth (and the risks we face today).

Discover histories of quintuplets, dangers at home and in hospital and a mysterious family of physicians who changed childbirth forever.

The exhibition is a part of an AHRC-funded project “The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective", which combines the disciplinary approaches of historians and midwives to investigate the concept of childbirth "risk”.

The exhibition is included in museum entry ticket.

You can find out more by visiting the exhibition page on the Museum website: