I've been reading...
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult. Not her usual - well, I've only read one other one, House Rules, but Mum's a fan and it seems most of her books are sort of medical-ethical in focus. This was basically a rather depressing love story about a woman whose mother left as a kid, and when she has a baby she gets awful PPD and goes to find her mother, leaving *her* baby in the process. It was well-written, but I didn't like it much. The husband, Nicholas, was a total jerk and yet you were supposed to like him (sort of, anyway).
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. About four people who all try to kill themselves by jumping off a building, but they all choose the same time and place and end up forming a kind of cynical support group as they decide to give life another six weeks before jumping. It's good, typical Hornby - written from four different perspectives, very witty and a nice mix of upbeat and depressing.
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures - can't remember the author. I haven't finished it yet. The chapters are only vaguely related - about a few doctors and patients. The chapter I found most interesting was a woman in labour with a prolapsed cord. They prepped her for an emergency C-section, but they kept paging the anaesthetist and he wouldn't come, and the baby's heart rate kept dropping... so she eventually told them to go ahead and do it without anaesthetic. It was pretty powerful, but I'm currently pregnant so that kind of thing gets to me. :p
Now I'm trying not to read fiction, because I have an article on child-led weaning due in a week. So I'm reading La Leche League's "How Weaning Happens", which is surprisingly good - not at all "militant", and just chock-full of real women's experiences, lots of suggestions for gently nudging weaning, and so on. I guess Breast is Best - forget the author - will be next on my list.