Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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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, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marsden Wagner
ISBN: 9780520245969 0520245962
OCLC Number: 243505704
Description: ix, 295 pages
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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"Dr. Wagner depicts the state of obstetrical care in the United States with clarity and accuracy. He is clearly an 'insider' who has the courage to tell the truth about how our love affair with birth Read more...

 
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