Book Reviews of The American Way of Birth

The American Way of Birth
The American Way of Birth
Author: Jessica Mitford
ISBN-13: 9780525935230
ISBN-10: 0525935231
Publication Date: 11/1/1992
Pages: 320
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is not a book about the miracle of life. It is about the role of money and politics in a lucrative industry; a saga of champagne birthing suites for the rich and desperate measures for the poor. It is a drama in which midwives are raided at gunpoint to safeguard a lucrative medical monopoly; and in which caesareans are urged to excess so that doctors are protected in case of malpratice suits.
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The woman who wrote this book was born in 1917. Although it was written in 1992 it is still accurate on the state of birth here in the US.
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Very informative and eye opening!