The Resource Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first, Marsden Wagner

Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first, Marsden Wagner

Label
Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first
Title
Born in the USA
Title remainder
how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first
Statement of responsibility
Marsden Wagner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 expose 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 USA examines issues including midwifery and the safety of out-of-hospital birth, how the process of becoming a doctor can adversely affect both practitioners and their patients, and why there has been a rise in the use of risky but doctor-friendly interventions, including the use of Cytotec, a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for pregnant women. Most importantly, this gripping investigation, supported by many troubling personal stories, explores how women can reclaim the childbirth experience for the betterment of themselves and their children. Born in the USA tells:* Why women are 70% more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe* What motivates obstetricians to use dangerous and unnecessary drugs and procedures* How the present malpractice crisis has been aggravated by the fear of accountability* Why procedures such as cesarean section and birth inductions are so readily used."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKBOL
Dewey number
362.198200973
Index
index present
LC call number
RG518.U5
LC item number
W34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Born in the USA : how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first, Marsden Wagner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-282) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maternity care in crisis : where are the doctors? -- Tribal obstetrics -- 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
Control code
ocn809734389
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520941748
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35448842
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809734389
  • pebcs0520941748

Library Locations

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