The engaging and eye-opening story of how we and our ancestors
entered the world.
Through the frigid, blurry January weeks after George was
born, I found myself suddenly housebound with time to ruminate -
though not time to cook or take a shower. When George was peaceful,
my mind returned to that nagging question: why is birth so hit and
miss after all this time? I needed to put into perspective my own
experience. I needed to know what other women, in other cultures,
in other times had done.
Birth is a book that will open the eyes of even the
most informed experts on the subject. Cassidy looks at every aspect
of childbirth - from fathers and mothers to doctors and widwives
across the centuries - with admirable objectivity in a work that is
utterly gripping, occasionally shocking and essential reading for
the human race.