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Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First (Hardback)
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Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/11/2006
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In this rare, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in hospitals across the country, a longtime medical insider and international authority on childbirth assesses the flawed American maternity care system, powerfully demonstrating how it fails to deliver safe, effective care for both mothers and babies. Written for mothers and fathers, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, scientists, insurance professionals, and anyone contemplating having a child, this passionate expose documents how, in the most expensive maternity care system in the world, women have lost control over childbirth and what the disturbing results of this phenomenon have been. "Born in the USA" examines issues including midwifery and the safety of out-of-hospital birth, how the process of becoming a doctor can adversely affect both practitioners and their patients, and why there has been a rise in the use of risky but doctor-friendly interventions, including the use of Cytotec, a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for pregnant women. Most importantly, this gripping investigation, supported by many troubling personal stories, explores how women can reclaim the childbirth experience for the betterment of themselves and their children. "Born in the USA" tells: why women are 70 per cent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe; what motivates obstetricians to use dangerous and unnecessary drugs and procedures; how the present malpractice crisis has been aggravated by the fear of accountability; and, why procedures such as cesarean section and birth inductions are so readily used.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520245969
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

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