The fall issue of CfM News is now available and contains a variety of articles and reviews. We have articles about the BOLD movement, about the launch of The Birth Survey in NYC this summer, an update about midwifery legislation in Missouri, an article about domestic violence during pregnancy (and abuse of pregnant women in the medical setting), summaries of CfM's experiences at recent conferences, legislative workshops in South Dakota (whose consumer group has a website with several excellent and useful fact sheets!), and the two page new Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative "highlights of the evidence" fact sheet.
Reviews included of:
The new Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein film The Business of Being Born.
The ICAN published hard-hitting book Cesarean Voices.
The educational edition of the beautiful film Birth as We Know It.
The widely appealing book The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence--a short review is: Excellent! I think the Lamaze name gives this book widespread appeal and acceptability to the "mainstream." I wish it was in the hands of all the pregnant women in my town!
Consent for a forced cesarean
10 hours ago