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Pushed : the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care

Author: Jennifer Block
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Lifelong, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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An in-depth look at the medical care legislated and received by women giving birth in the United States explores the use of drugs to induce or prevent labor, the increasing trend toward cesarean sections, and women's right to choose the place and manner of birth.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Block
ISBN: 9780738210735 0738210730 9780738211664 0738211664
OCLC Number: 154360559
Description: xix, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Arranged birth --
The short cut --
Denied birth --
Consequences --
Mothers' helpers --
Underground --
Criminalized --
Rights.
Responsibility: Jennifer Block.
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Block examines childbirth as a reproductive rights issues, exploring the implications of the assumption that routine C-sections, inductions, and epidurals equal medical progress. She argues that  Read more...

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