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Born in the USA How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First

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ISBN-10: 0520245962

ISBN-13: 9780520245969

Edition: 2007

Authors: Marsden Wagner

List price: $85.00
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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 exposeacute; 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 USAexamines issues including…    
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 305
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Marsden Wagner, a physician and scientist, is a former Director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization and a recipient of an Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is author of many books, includingPursuing the Birth Machine: The Search for Appropriate Birth TechnologyandTough Choices: In Vitro Fertilization and the Reproductive Technologies.

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Choose and Lose: Promoting Cesarean Section and Other Invasive Interventions
Forced Labor: Induction or Seduction
Hunting Witches: Midwifery in America
Where to Be Born: Here Come the Obstetric Police
Rights and Wrongs: The "Malpractice Crisis," Legal Protections for Pregnant Women, and Regulation by Litigation
Vision of a Better Way to Be Born
How to Get Where We Need to Be