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Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

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Making and having babies'"what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver'"has mystified women and men for the whole of human history. The birth gurus of ancient times told newlyweds that simultaneous orgasms were necessary for conception and that during pregnancy a woman should drink red wine but not too much and have sex but not too frequently. Over the last one hundred years, depending on the latest prevailing advice, women have taken morphine, practiced Lamaze, relied on ultrasound images, sampled fertility drugs, and shopped at sperm banks.

In Get Me Out, the insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science, where audacious researchers have gone to extreme measures to get healthy babies out of mothers. Here is an entertaining must-read'"and an enlightening celebration of human life.

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"[An] engrossing survey of the history of childbirth."—Stephen Lowman, Washington Post

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From a witty, relentlessly inquisitive medical writer, an eye-opening history of pregnancy and birthing joys and debacles.

Synopsis:

Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver—have mystified women and men throughout human history. The insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science. Here is an entertaining must-read—an enlightening celebration of human life.

About the Author

Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., is a medical journalist who has written for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She lives in New York City with her husband and four children.


Product Details

ISBN:
9780393339062
Author:
Epstein, Randi Hutter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Subject:
Reproductive Medicine & Technology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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Product details 336 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393339062 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "[An] engrossing survey of the history of childbirth."—Stephen Lowman, Washington Post
"Synopsis" by , From a witty, relentlessly inquisitive medical writer, an eye-opening history of pregnancy and birthing joys and debacles.
"Synopsis" by , Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver—have mystified women and men throughout human history. The insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science. Here is an entertaining must-read—an enlightening celebration of human life.
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