Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

By | October 16, 2019
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care Author Jennifer Block
ISBN-10 0738211664
ISBN-13 9780738211664
Year 2008-04-08
Pages 344
Language English
Publisher Da Capo Press
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A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines malpractice and managed care Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44 Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions C sections and epidurals but also examines childbirth as a women s rights issue Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth Is that right being upheld A wake up call for our times Block s gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health

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