A beautiful, powerful, important book on pregnancy and birth from a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth.
There are so many ways in which this book has educated me, devastated me, inspired me.
Set out into chapters following the path a pregnancy takes, Dr Chavi Karkowsky takes us on a journey through one of the most life-changing things that will ever happen to you. She sensitively and deftly explains procedures, decision making, and outcomes, and along the way takes you on a journey to discuss powerful things that you many never have thought of. The history and culture around morning sickness and HEG ("did we save enough of your life", oof); the usage of Medical Language, genetic testing including her own experience with it; intervention and along with it, consent; the challenges of trying to prevent stillbirth; the disparity between maternal death figures of white women and black women; and more.
If you're a woman, or know a woman, you should read this! (Although if you're pregnant, maybe leave it until baby is here.)
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance (9 June 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1713541769
- ISBN-13: 978-1713541769
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 68 g
- Customer Reviews: 16 customer ratings