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Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

iffnay, November 28, 2008

I recently had to write a college research paper and my topic was The Modern Maternity Care System in the United States. Out of all my reading to gther information PUSHED was one of great information and validation. Being a mother of two and experiencing both a hospital and home birth, I will never have a child in the hospital again!! Every moment passed much like Block described. At eighteen, I'm not sure where my inner strength came from, but I am a anomaly for not having a list of medical interventions preformed, under protocol for my babies safety. Essentially, I allowed myself a spontaneous hospital birth. As Block describes, 90% of women have some or all of these interventions and for what? Most women can't help but accept what hospitals describe as care, it's all we've be educated about. I will say the book PUSHED along with CUNT are my top two for women to read.
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