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Almost every woman who has experienced vaginal childbirth has sustained some damage to her 'pelvic floor'. This little-known term describes the network of muscles, fascia, and nerves at the base of the pelvis that provides support for the pelvic and intra-abdominal organs (vagina, uterus, urinary bladder, rectum, etc.). This book - the first of its kind - is designed to help both women who already suffer from this 'silent epidemic' and women who wish to assess the risks of vaginal delivery. Dr Magnus Murphy, an obstetrician and gynaecologist who specialises in pelvic floor disorder, and co-author Carol L Wasson give women the vital information they need to understand symptoms, find treatment, and weigh their childbirth options. Complete with glossary, numerous illustrations, and references for further information, this highly useful handbook makes an important contribution to women's health and draws attention to a serious though often neglected problem.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591020783
ISBN-10: 1591020786
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 17mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Magnus Murphy

Magnus Murphy, M.D. is the author (with Carol L. Wasson) of Pelvic Health and Childbirth: What Every Woman Needs to Know and (with Pauline McDonagh Hull) of Choosing Cesarean: A Natural Birth Plan. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary. He is also in private practice specializing in pelvic floor disorders and at the Pelvic Floor Clinic at the Calgary Regional Health Authority. He created the website www.pelvicfloor.com, which provides information and sensitive responses to queries on these disorders. Carol L. Wasson is an international trade press author and owner of JCL Marketing & Communications, Inc.

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