Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank available in Hardcover
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- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
From a witty, relentlessly inquisitive medical writer, an eye-opening history of pregnancy and birthing joys and debacles.
Making and having babieswhat it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliverhas mystified women and men for the whole of human history. The birth gurus of ancient times told newlyweds that simultaneous orgasms were necessary for conception and that during pregnancy a woman should drink red wine but not too much and have sex but not too frequently. Over the last one hundred years, depending on the latest prevailing advice, women have taken morphine, practiced Lamaze, relied on ultrasound images, sampled fertility drugs, and shopped at sperm banks.
In Get Me Out, the insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science, where audacious researchers have gone to extreme measures to get healthy babies out of mothers. Here is an entertaining must-readand an enlightening celebration of human life.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., the author of Aroused and Get Me Out, is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a lecturer at Yale University, and writer in residence at Yale Medical School. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Psychology Today blog, among others. She lives in New York.