Pushed : the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care / Jennifer Block.
By: Block, Jennifer.Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Lifelong, 2008, c2007Edition: 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed.Description: xxv, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780738211664 (softcover : alk. paper.); 0738211664 (softcover : alk. paper.).Subject(s): Maternal health services -- United States | Maternal health services -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Prenatal care -- United States | Prenatal care -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Childbirth -- United States | Natural childbirth -- United StatesDDC classification: 618.45
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-300) and index.
Originally published in 2007.
Arranged birth -- The short cut -- Denied birth -- Consequences -- Mothers' helpers -- Underground -- Criminalized -- Rights.
An in-depth look at the medical care legislated and received by women giving birth in the United States explores the use of drugs to induce or prevent labor, the increasing trend toward cesarean sections, and women's right to choose the place and manner of birth.