Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth And Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer BlockPushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth And Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth And Modern Maternity Care

byJennifer Block

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care,Pushedpresents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience.Pushedsurveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women's rights issue: Do women even have theright to choosea normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block's gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.

About The Author

Jennifer Blockis a former editor atMs. Magazineand an editor of the revisedOur Bodies, Ourselves. Her work has appeared inThe Nation,Mother Jones, andElle. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Title:Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth And Modern Maternity CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 5.95 × 0.9 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0738211664

ISBN - 13:9780738211664

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