Give Birth Like a Feminist

Product Number: EB00752964
Released: Aug 22, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780008313111
Publisher: HQ
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Description

This is Lean In for the land that feminism forgot, but where it's most needed: the birth room, from the founder of The Positive Birth Movement. A galvanising book that explains why mothers should prioritise themselves during labour, why they should know their rights in the birthing room, and why they have every right to draw up a birth plan. Milli Hill lays bare the modern experience of pregnancy and birth in the developed world through research, personal testament and the accounts of hundreds of mothers. She illustrates how medicalisation and systems laid down by a patriarchal society have developed to disempower, even dehumanise, women at the gateway to motherhood. She then prepares the current generation of women for what to expect, setting out their often overlooked options and rights. Readers - both mothers and medical professionals - will come away understanding the importance of having their say in the birth room-just as they have been encouraged to speak out in the board room and the bedroom. This book answers the questions: Why should women, their families and healthcare professionals care about women having a positive birth experience? And why women should expect or demand more from their birth?

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Author(s): Milli Hill
Genre: Self Help, Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2019

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