Real Birth: women share their stories

Real Birth: women share their stories

by Robin Greene

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Overview

Intimate and intensely personal, the forty-five first-person narratives contained in Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories offer readers a window into the complex and emotionally exciting experience of childbirth. Women from a full range of socioeconomic backgrounds and circumstances recount the childbirth choices they’ve made and the ways those choices have played themselves out in the real life contexts of their everyday lives. Readers meet women from all over the country who speak to us directly––no interviewer intrudes, no judgments intrude, and no single method of childbirth is advocated. Instead, these women offer us their candid experiences, presented clearly and unflinchingly. Medically reviewed by physicians Dr. Richard Randolph for the first edition and Dr. Deborah Morris for this second edition, Real Birth offers readers a plethora of correct information as well the kind of real scoop that other books and health care professionals are often reluctant to reveal. The result is a well-grounded book that reaches across the boundaries of childbirth literature. Real Birth is introduced by Ariel Gore, journalist, editor, writer, and founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication about the culture of motherhood. Also included are an extensive glossary of medical terms, a thoroughly researched selective bibliography, and a list of resources of interest to pregnant women and new moms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611530995
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 428
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robin Greene is Director of the Writing Center and Professor of English and Writing at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She is also the recipient of a NC Arts Council/NEA co-sponsored writing fellowship and serves as the McLean Endowed Chair of English. Greene has published four books and is co-founder and editor of Longleaf Press, MU’s literary press. She holds a M.A. in English from Binghamton University and a M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Art at Norwich University. Greene is married to Michael Colonnese, and they have two grown sons, Daniel and Benjamin, a daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and a granddaughter, Lillian.

Table of Contents

Foreword--By Ariel Gore

Preface

Chapter 1--Hospital Births

Chapter 2--The Birthing Center

Chapter 3--Birth At Home

Chapter 4--Delivering In Unusual Places

Chapter 5--Women On Their Own

Chapter 6--When Problems Occur

Chapter 7--Two Or More

Afterword--By Grey Brown

Glossary

Resources

Further Reading

About The Authors

What People are Saying About This

Svea Oster

I've been teaching childbirth classes and doing labor assistance for 20 years. When I was asked to review REAL BIRTH, I went about it like a task--until I actually started reading! I responded to the book like it was a bestseller--I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it. The direct voice of women speaking from their own experience is such a powerful and moving thing. As a teacher, I try to prepare women for the vast and unknown. I will definitely recommend REAL BIRTH to my students.
— Svea Oster, Childbirth Educator and Labor Assistant

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