Pushed : the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care
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Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, 2007.
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Nov 13, 2018
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In the United States, more than half the women who give birth are given drugs to induce or speed up labor; for nearly a third of mothers, childbirth is major surgery - the cesarean section. For women who want an alternative, choice is often unavailable: Midwives are sometimes inaccessible; in eleven states they are illegal. In one of those states, even birthing centers are outlawed.When did birth become an emergency instead of an emergence? Since when is normal, physiological birth a crime? A groundbreaking journalistic narrative, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. Crisscrossing the country to report what women really experience during childbirth, Jennifer Block witnessed several births - from a planned cesarean to an underground home birth. Against this backdrop, Block investigates whether routine C-sections, inductions, and epidurals equal medical progress. She examines childbirth as a reproductive rights issue: Do women have the right to an optimal birth experience? If so, is that right being upheld? Block's research and experience reveal in vivid detail that while emergency obstetric care is essential, there is compelling evidence that we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health: Either women's bodies are failing, or the system is failing women.
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Book
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xix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN:
9780738210735, 0738210730

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Block, J. (2007). Pushed: the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Block, Jennifer. 2007. Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong.

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Block, Jennifer, Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong, 2007.

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Block, Jennifer. Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong, 2007. Print.

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