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Tentative Pregnancy How Amniocentesis Changes the Experience of Motherhood

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ISBN-10: 0393309983

ISBN-13: 9780393309980

Edition: 1993

Authors: Barbara Katz Rothman

List price: $19.95
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"What a wonderful mix of scholarship and feeling With insight and sympathy, Barbara Katz Rothman shows us how the new techniques for diagnosing fetal health problems confront pregnant women with new burdens and responsibilities. Anyone who thinks that prenatal diagnosis is liberating for women needs to read this book." -Ruth Hubbard, professor of biology, Harvard University
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A professor of sociology at Baruch College of the City University of New York, Barbara Katz Rothman specializes in the fields of reproductive health and childbirth. In particular, she seeks to describe the experience of motherhood within our contemporary, highly technologized, and fixed medical structure. Rothman's more recent books develop this theme while examining specific new procreative technologies and how these technologies act to alter the occasion of childbirth. Rothman is a strong critic of market-based assumptions that define babies as "products of conception." She argues that to treat fetuses simply as objects encased in a woman's uterus does not adequately describe the…