My caesarean Twenty-one mothers on the C-section experience and after

Book - 2019

Alongside their personal stories, the writers--decorated novelists, poets, and essayists--address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience. --Publisher

Saved in:

2nd Floor Show me where

1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor 618.86/My Checked In
New York : The Experiment, LLC [2019]
Physical Description
xvi, 239 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-231).
Other Authors
Maggie Smith (writer of foreword)
  • Birth matters
  • At the threshold
  • Beyond postpartum.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Editor Fields (Toward, Around, and Away from Tahrir, coeditor) and poet Moritz (Sweet Velocity), present a collection of thoughtful essays from women who, like themselves, gave birth via caesarean section, seeking to address what they perceive as a lack of literature dealing with the process. Some contributors still reckon with the unplanned, unwelcome necessity of their C-sections ("It took me just over a year to fully understand that my son's birth was not a test I needed to pass," Sara Bates writes); others chose the surgery ("I am confident that I would've gotten over the pain of a vaginal birth. But why should I have to?" Tyrese Coleman states). The unpleasant details are all here-unkind doctors, scars, and judgmental "natural-birth" advocates among them. But while regrets and questions remain for the contributors, most have made peace with their C-sections, with Jacinda Townsend finding that "birth is one moment in a lifetime of parenting, and might even be the least of all the moments." The cumulative sum of these stories is an enlightening reading experience for both those who've had C-sections and those who may. Agent: Jennifer Thompson, Nordleyset Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved