Birth: A History (Paperback)
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Birth: A History (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/03/2007
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The engaging and eye-opening story of how we and our ancestors entered the world.

Through the frigid, blurry January weeks after George was born, I found myself suddenly housebound with time to ruminate - though not time to cook or take a shower. When George was peaceful, my mind returned to that nagging question: why is birth so hit and miss after all this time? I needed to put into perspective my own experience. I needed to know what other women, in other cultures, in other times had done.

Birth is a book that will open the eyes of even the most informed experts on the subject. Cassidy looks at every aspect of childbirth - from fathers and mothers to doctors and widwives across the centuries - with admirable objectivity in a work that is utterly gripping, occasionally shocking and essential reading for the human race.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701181192
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Finally, a literate and well-informed history of childbirth... A liberating look at how assumptions have changed of what a good childbirth is supposed to be -- Naomi Wolf
Wonderful... Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient wisdom and modern science -- Kate Mosse
Cassidy is determined to wipe the Vaseline from the lens... There is a collective, willful amnesia about birth that has been begging for her clear-headed dissipation * New York Times Book Review *
A lively, engaging and often witty read; a quirky, eye-opening account of one of life's most elemental experiences * Boston Globe *
Fantastic... a darkly witty guide through the birthing hut * New York Magazine *

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