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The Birth Wars By Mary-Rose MacColl,

  • Title: The Birth Wars
  • Author: Mary-Rose MacColl
  • ISBN: 9780702237225
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • Essential reading for every woman who is or may one day become a motherWomen are told they have pregnancy and birth care choices But their only real choice is which side to take in the birth wars.Each day battles are waged in hospitals and clinics around Australia between those who view birth as natural and those who view birth as medical Both sides care deeply about woEssential reading for every woman who is or may one day become a motherWomen are told they have pregnancy and birth care choices But their only real choice is which side to take in the birth wars.Each day battles are waged in hospitals and clinics around Australia between those who view birth as natural and those who view birth as medical Both sides care deeply about women and babies and, driven by deeply held beliefs, both sides claim they should manage birth fro women They are the doctors and midwives, or mechanics and organics , vying for power in The Birth Wars.Based on extensive interviews, national research and moving personal stories, The Birth Wars exposes the cold reality of what happens to women and families when these two sides clash Real women speak from the heart in this book from those empowered by their birth experiences, to the many left traumatised, bereaved or confused.Writer, journalist and mother Mary Rose MacColl delves into the history of birth in Australia, the high rates of medical intervention, and the prejudices that continue to drive care practices She show why organics and mechanics must work together to put families needs at the centre of birth.The Birth Wars will help Australian women to navigate one of the most important events in their lives.
    The Birth Wars Essential reading for every woman who is or may one day become a motherWomen are told they have pregnancy and birth care choices But their only real choice is which side to take in the birth wars Each

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    1. The wars under the microscope here are the daily battles waged across the spectrum of maternity services between very broadly the mechanics who support medically monitored, hospital based births and the organics who favour a woman centred, probably midwife led, natural birth, ideally in a birth centre or at home As you read this, you have no doubt already begun choosing a side It s the sort of thing hotly contested on parenting web forums and thrown into the spotlight by tragic news stories wher [...]

    2. An excellent and relatively unbiased explanation of the state of affairs in the birth wars Takes a look at birth from the perspective of organics and mechanics , the author openly admits that it seems an unbiased birthing book is impossible but sets out to do her very best I think her conclusion was spot on, so was the reality that the needed solution is unlikely.

    3. May be quite some time before this is available state side, but what a spot on approach to the muddle that birth has become Love the cover.

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