A push to read ‘Pushed’

I read this volume in five days. Unheard of for a working at home mother, but somehow I squeezed the time out of each day and night to do it, neglecting many things in favor of this amazing book.

Three years late, it seems, I have bought and read “Pushed.” This book’s subtitle is ‘The painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care.” It outlines the history of care in the US, how common interventions came to be, the statistics that support, or don’t support, the widespread practice of them, and suggests a few ways to begin to fix our extreme cesarean rate and equally extreme maternal mortality rate. This book has joined my must-read list for hopeful and expecting mothers.

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One Response to A push to read ‘Pushed’

  1. Cynthya says:

    I agree! I recommend this book and the movie, The Business of Being Born to all potential clients (or anyone who will listen!). The feedback I receive is always the same: “This book/movie was eye-opening. I was unaware of the choices in childbirth.”

    I am a new visitor to your blog and I am enjoying your posts very much. Thanks!

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