I just saw this photo on Flickr and it reminded me of what it was like when I was looking for a gentle birth in 1976. Thank heaven I found a midwife to attend me at home. Gloria
Woman Who Has Just Given Birth in the Delivery Room of Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota…
Original Caption: Woman Who Has Just Given Birth in the Delivery Room of Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota. Her Husband, Who Observed the Birth, Holds His Wife’s Head as She Turns to Gaze at Her Newborn Child. There Are Two Hospitals in the Town, Union Which Is Non-Denominational and Loretto Which Is Catholic. They Have Divided Their Services to Specialize and Give More Efficient Service New Ulm Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area in South Central Minnesota.
U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15716
Photographer: Phillips, Kathy