Full Title: "Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care"
Never fear! A wonderful resource to help you and your partner get your bearings is the book, "Pushed, The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care" written by Jennifer Block. This book is interesting, well-written, factual, current, and just really comforting.
The author does a terrific job of looking at all angles of childbirth in the United States in easy to digest chapters, resulting in a deep understanding of the modern birth environment. After reading this book, couples will have a great starting point for discussions with care providers and have a thorough foundation of information to develop a strong birth plan.
Midwifery in the United States
Childbirth Public Policy
Normal Birth Physiology
Doulas and Birth Support