Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth

Jan 19, 2010

Lamaze, water births, doulas—giving birth seems to go through as many fads as fashion. In “Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth,” Dr. Randi Epstein illustrates how each development—and setback—from the invention of forceps and pain medications to womb-renting and experiments on female slaves in the 1800s, are a reflection of our society’s deepest desires and fundamental concerns.

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