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High risk : a doctor's notes on pregnancy, birth, and the unexpected / Chavi Eve Karkowsky.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Bethlehem Main Library 618.2 (Text) 33062009278343 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631495014
  • ISBN: 1631495011
  • Physical Description: xxi, 287 pages ; 222 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: No little thing -- Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy : did we save enough of your life? -- Choosing a provider : scut is love -- Genetic testing : everything is probably okay -- Anatomy ultrasound : incidentalomas -- Periviable birth : a necessary story -- Trial of labor after cesarean : accept and reject intervention -- Stillbirth : when we talk about birth, we need to talk about death -- Informed consent : just sign here and don't ask too many questions -- Medical systems and home birth : how institutions can save you or fail you or both -- Maternal mortality and racial disparities in health care : implicit, complicit -- Conclusion: Let's go home.
Summary, etc.:
"A doctor's revelatory account of pregnancy and the complexity of reproductive life-and everything we lose when we don't speak honestly about women's health. "My work offers a window into the darkest and lightest corners of people's lives, into the extremes of human experience," writes Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky in High Risk, her timely and unflinching account of working in maternal-fetal medicine-that branch of medicine that concerns high-risk pregnancies. Whether offering insight into the rise in home births, the alarming rise in America's maternal mortality rate, or the history of involuntary sterilization, Karkowsky offers a window into all that pregnancy, labor, and birth can entail-birth and joy, but also challenge and loss-illustrating the complexity of reproductive life and the systems that surround it. With historical insight and journalistic verve, Karkowsky unpacks what is involved for women, for a family, and for us as a society; and explores what's at risk when these aspects of medicine remain clouded in mystery and misinformation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pregnancy > Complications > United States.
Prenatal care > United States.
Maternal health services > United States.

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