Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family

Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family

by Jennifer Margulis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451636093
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 333,019
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Margulis, PhD, is an award-winning journalist and Fulbright grantee. Her work has been published in The New York Times; The Washington Post; O, The Oprah Magazine; Parents; Parenting; Brain, Child; Mothering Magazine; More Magazine and on the cover of Smithsonian. A Boston native, she lives in Ashland, Oregon with her husband and four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Author's Note xxi

Chapter 1 Gestation Matters: The Problem with Prenatal Care 1

Chapter 2 Sonic Boom: The Downside of Ultrasound 24

Chapter 3 Emerging Expenses: The Real Cost of Childbirth 45

Chapter 4 Cutting Costs: The Business of Cesarean Birth 75

Chapter 5 Perinatal Prices: Profit-Mongering After the Baby Is Born 96

Chapter 6 Foreskins for Sale: The Business of Circumcision 118

Chapter 7 Bottled Profits: How Formula Manufactures Manipulate Moms 137

Chapter 8 Diaper Deals: How Corporate Profits Shape the Way we Potty 166

Chapter 9 Boost your Bottom Line: Vaccinating for Health or Profit? 191

Chapter 10 Sick is the New Well: The Business of Well-Baby Care 226

Chapter 11 So where do we go from here? 246

Abbreviations 253

Glossary of Terms 254

Appendix 261

Resources 261

Recommended Reading 263

Vaccine Schedules in Norway and America 264

Photo Credits 265

Notes 266

Acknowledgements 326

Index 330

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