Here is all the latest information on making and having babies-what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant and deliver-what has mystified women and men throughout human history. The insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads and fables, and to the fringe of science. Here is an entertaining must-read-an enlightening celebration of human life.
About the Author
Randi Hutter Epstein is a medical journalist who has written for magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
"[A] fascinating and powerful recounting of conception and childbirth." -- Science News
"Epstein's fine history of childbirth...carefully describes both the introduction and the progress of new methods and the mindsets that have generated, encouraged, accompanied and justified them." -- Boston Sunday Globe
"Randi Hutter Epstein's book is full of delightful-and sometimes disturbing-anecdotes." -- NPR
"A lively history...Randi Hutter Epstein injects new energy into the now-familiar story...Her book takes a kind of great-man-and not so great-man-approach to childbirth's history, focusing on some of the personalities who transformed it for better and for worse." -- Liza Mundy - Slate
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1