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Author Tuteur, Amy B, author.

Title Push back : guilt in the age of natural parenting / Amy B. Tuteur, MD.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    649.1 TUT    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-357) and index.
Contents part I. Subverting the science: Natural childbirth is nothing like childbirth in nature ; Interventions are preventive medicine ; There is no benefit to refusing pain relief ; The right C-section rate ; Breast is not always best ; There's no science that supports attachment parenting -- part II. The natural parenting industry: Who hijacked childbirth? ; The commodification of birth ; The business of breastfeeding -- part III. A sexist philosophy of privilege: How natural parenting is anti-feminist ; Women do not have other ways of knowing ; Sanctimommies and the joys of shaming ; Conclusion: Push back against the guilt of natural parenting.
Summary A Harvard-trained physician examines the role of guilt in today's childbirth and early parenting choices, challenging popular misconceptions while arguing that the natural parenting movement is capitalizing on practices that serve to manipulate rather than assist parents.
Subject Natural childbirth.
Natural childbirth -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Childbirth -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Newborn infants -- Care.
Newborn infants -- Care -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780062407344 (hardcover)
0062407341 (hardcover)

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