This book will show women who are or may become pregnant how to use knowledge and assertiveness to get the best obstetric care; empowering women to get the most satisfying natural experience from their pregnancy, rather than being treated as a complex scientific project.
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...