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Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first

Author: Marsden Wagner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this rare, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in hospitals across the country, a longtime medical insider and international authority on childbirth assesses the flawed American maternity care system, demonstrating how it fails to deliver safe, effective care for both mothers and babies. Written for mothers and fathers, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, scientists, insurance professionals, and anyone
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marsden Wagner
ISBN: 0520245962 9780520245969 9780520256330 0520256336
OCLC Number: 69792126
Description: ix, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Maternity care in crisis : where are the doctors? --
Tribal obstetrics --
Choose and lose : promoting cesarean section and other invasive interventions --
Forced labor : induction or seduction--
Hunting witches : midwifery in America --
Where to be born : here come the obstetric police --
Rights and wrongs : the "malpractice crisis," legal protections for pregnant women, and regulation by litigation --
Vision of a better way to be born --
How to get where we need to be.
Responsibility: Marsden Wagner.
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Offers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in hospitals across the country. This book tells: why women are 70 per cent more likely to die in childbirth in US than in Europe; what motivates  Read more...

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