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Birth : the surprising history of how we are born

Author: Tina Cassidy
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Starting with a lively, personal introduction in which Tina Cassidy describes her grandmother's, her mother's, and her own experiences of giving birth, readers are taken on an astounding journey into the history of childbirth. From evolution to the epidural and beyond, Tina Cassidy presents an intelligent, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how and why we are born the way we are."--BOOK  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Cassidy
ISBN: 0871139383 9780871139382
OCLC Number: 70129218
Description: 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Evolution and the female body --
2. Midwives throughout time --
3. The hut, the home, and the hospital --
4. Pain relief --
5. The cesarean section --
6. The dawn of doctors --
7. Tools and fads --
8. A father's place --
9. The postpartum period.
Responsibility: Tina Cassidy.
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"Starting with a lively, personal introduction in which Tina Cassidy describes her grandmother's, her mother's, and her own experiences of giving birth, readers are taken on an astounding journey into the history of childbirth. From evolution to the epidural and beyond, Tina Cassidy presents an intelligent, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how and why we are born the way we are."--BOOK JACKET.

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