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Author Nix, Megan, author.

Title Remedies for sorrow : an extraordinary child, a secret kept from pregnant women, and a mother's pursuit of the truth / Megan Nix.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Nix,M NIX    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 318 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Prologue -- Weeping -- Contemplation -- Company -- Pleasure -- Caretaking -- Epilogue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "One virus causes more birth defects and disabilities in children than any other infectious disease, yet 93% of Americans don't know it exists. In 2015, after an outwardly uneventful pregnancy, Megan Nix's second daughter, Anna, was born terribly small and failed her newborn hearing test. Megan and her husband learned that Anna is completely deaf and could have lifelong delays due to an infection in the womb with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a disease Megan unknowingly contracted from her toddler during pregnancy. While doctors warn pregnant women against the risks of saunas, sushi, and unpasteurized cheese, they don't mention that CMV is contagious in the saliva of one out of three toddlers, spread through a kiss, a shared cup, a bite of unfinished toast. Anna's diagnosis led Megan to years of in-depth research, uncovering a shocking fact: obstetricians in the United States are advised not to mention CMV to women during their pregnancies. Unfolding across the dramatic landscape of Sitka, Alaska, where Megan's husband makes his living as a salmon fisherman, Remedies for Sorrow is lyrically written and a searing critique of the paternalistic practice of "benevolent deception" in medicine"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Virus diseases in pregnancy -- United States.
Cytomegalovirus infections -- United States.
Prenatal diagnosis -- United States.
Abnormalities, Human -- Etiology.
Maternal health services -- United States.
Nix, Megan.
Parents of children with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780385548595 (hardcover)
0385548591 (hardcover)
9780385548601 (ebook)

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