Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First / Edition 1

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First / Edition 1

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by Marsden Wagner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256336

ISBN-13: 9780520256330

Pub. Date: 05/21/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


About the Author:
Marsden Wagner, a physician and scientist, is a former Director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization. He is author of many books, including Pursuing the Birth Machine and Tough Choices

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About the Author:
Marsden Wagner, a physician and scientist, is a former Director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization. He is author of many books, including Pursuing the Birth Machine and Tough Choices

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256330
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
899,937
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Maternity Care in Crisis: Where Are the Doctors?     1
Tribal Obstetrics     13
Choose and Lose: Promoting Cesarean Section and Other Invasive Interventions     37
Forced Labor: Induction or Seduction     70
Hunting Witches: Midwifery in America     99
Where to Be Born: Here Come the Obstetric Police     126
Rights and Wrongs: The "Malpractice Crisis," Legal Protections for Pregnant Women, and Regulation by Litigation     152
Vision of a Better Way to Be Born     182
How to Get Where We Need to Be     212
Notes     251
Index     283

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Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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As Americans, members of the wealthiest nation in the world with access to the most advanced technologies, we are accustomed to believing that our healthcare professionals offer the best care available. What better example than modern maternity and obstetric services in the United States? Women can now deliver their babies in the safety of the hospital, free from pain, with skilled physicians at hand to safeguard their well-being... or so I thought prior to reading this scathing critique of the American obstetric establishment. Marsden Wagner's glittering credentials as a perinatologist and former director of women's health at the World Health Organization lend authority to his startling assertions. A medical student planning to enter obstetrics myself in a few short months, I was most shocked by the well-documented harm done to pregnant women by many unwitting obstetricians employing "accepted medical procedures": through Dr. Wagner's eyes, I began to see today's elective cesarean section akin to yesterday's bloodletting. I recommend this book to anyone with a passion for women's and children's health, healthcare reform, or the history of medicine.
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