My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After

May 1, 2019|
My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After by Amanda Fields
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Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth

"No one talks about C-sections as surgery," writes SooJin Pate. "They talk about it as if it''s just another way-albeit more convenient way-of giving birth." The twenty-one essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood.

Robin Schoenthaler reflects: "A C-section for us meant life." And yet, women who don''t give birth vaginally-by choice or necessity-often feel stigmatized. "My son''s birth was not a test I needed to pass," writes Sara Bates. "As if growing a human inside another human for nine months then caring for it the rest of its life isn''t enough," adds Mary Pan, herself a physician.

Alongside their personal stories, the writers-decorated novelists, poets, and essayists-address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience.

Contributors include: Catherine Newman, Judy Batalion, Nicole Cooley, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lisa Solod, Misty Urban, Jacinda Townsend, Mary Pan, Robin Schoenthaler, Elizabeth Noll, Jen Fitzgerald, Tyrese Coleman, SooJin Pate, Daniela Montoya-Barthelemy, Cameron Dezen Hammon, LaToya Jordan, Sara Bates, Susan Hoffmann, and Alicia Jo Rabins.
Amanda Fields is an assistant professor of English and the Writing Center director at Central Connecticut State University. She has published creative work in Indiana Review, Brevity, So to Speak, Nashville Review, and others. She coedited Toward, Around, and Away from Tahrir: Tracking Emerging Expressions of Egyptian Identity, and has...
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Title:My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.75 X 5.65 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.75 X 5.65 X 0.55 in
Published:May 1, 2019
Publisher:Experiment
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781615195527

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