My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After

English | May 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1615195521 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 4.76 MB


English | May 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1615195521 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 4.76 MB
Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth
“No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way-albeit more convenient way-of giving birth.” The twenty-one essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood.
Robin Schoenthaler reflects: “A C-section for us meant life.” And yet, women who don’t give birth vaginally-by choice or necessity-often feel stigmatized. “My son’s birth was not a test I needed to pass,” writes Sara Bates. “As if growing a human inside another human for nine months then caring for it the rest of its life isn’t enough,” adds Mary Pan, herself a physician.
Alongside their personal stories, the writers-decorated novelists, poets, and essayists-address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience.
Contributors include: Catherine Newman, Judy Batalion, Nicole Cooley, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lisa Solod, Misty Urban, Jacinda Townsend, Mary Pan, Robin Schoenthaler, Elizabeth Noll, Jen Fitzgerald, Tyrese Coleman, SooJin Pate, Daniela Montoya-Barthelemy, Cameron Dezen Hammon, LaToya Jordan, Sara Bates, Susan Hoffmann, and Alicia Jo Rabins.

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