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This book critically analyzes the place of caesarean in childbearing at the beginning of the twenty first century. It questions the changes that are taking place in childbirth and, in particular, the effects and implications of an increase in caesarean births.
This controversial work by a practising midwife and researcher, includes discussion of:
Using up-to-date research, Rosemary Mander bases her argument on a firm evidence-base and argues that the rapidly rising caesarean section rate may not be for the benefit of either the woman giving birth or her baby. Rather, the beneficiaries may actually be those professionals whose investment is in extending the range of their influence and thus increasing the medicalization of normal life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415401364
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Rosemary Mander is Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is both a practising midwife and an active midwifery researcher.
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