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Birth: A Human History

by Tina Cassidy

Grove/Atlantic | September 25, 2006 | Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.28 × 6.32 × 1.1 in

Published: September 25, 2006

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871139383

ISBN - 13: 9780871139382

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Birth: A Human History

by Tina Cassidy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.28 × 6.32 × 1.1 in

Published: September 25, 2006

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871139383

ISBN - 13: 9780871139382

About the Book

RA wonder of a book... A must read for anyone who's ever been born.S--Mary Roach, author of "Stiff" and "Spook." Women have been giving birth for millennia, so why do all cultures--and generations--have their own ideas about childbirth? In "Birth," Cassidy looks at why birth can be so difficult, where women deliver, how the perception of midwives and doctors have changed, and the fads of childbirth. (Pregnancy & Childbirth)

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"The history of birth, as Cassidy deftly tells it, might well be summed up as What No One Ever Expected When They''re Expecting: Crank-and-pulley birthing systems and fish-bladder vacuum extractors. Man-midwives in drag and obstetricians trained on ''mock mothers.'' With wit and aplomb, Cassidy covers the ongoing march of birthing fads, from the surreal horrors of the Twilight Sleep to Lamaze, doulas, and the current craze for elective C-sections." -- MARY ROACH, AUTHOR OF STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS AND SPOOK: SCIENCE TACKLES THE AFTE
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