Monday, December 3, 2007

Pushed--Book Review

From CfM President Susan Hodges' Fall 2007 review of Pushed by Jennifer Block:

I highly recommend Pushed! An eye-opening book for anyone who has not been directly involved in maternity care, and a great resource for birth activists,
Pushed brings together all the important issues about maternity care, including the difficult and “grey” areas. Because it includes individual experiences and as well as facts and evidence, and is very readable, this would be an excellent book for any woman starting to think about maternity care (newly pregnant, or planning to get pregnant), and for family members who might not be supportive of midwifery care. Personally, I would also like to see every state health official, the members of every hospital board, all state public health personnel, and every medical and nursing student read this book, as one small step for raising awareness, a prerequisite for bringing about change.

1 comment:

Talina said...

That is a great idea! I am just started the book and just found out I am pregnant.

It is frustrating that getting a natural (intervention free) birth experience in a hospital is not likely even if you are healthy and complication free.

What is worse is so many are trapped by insurance companies and have not choice but to birth in a hospital.