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Pushed
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20080408
  • Antal sidor: 344
  • Vikt i gram: 398
  • ISBN10:0738211664
  • ISBN13:9780738211664

Pushed

(Pocket)
Beskrivning:

A ground-breaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents 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. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labour inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women's rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a 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.

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