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#1 of 2 Old 04-11-2013, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Former Mothering contributing editor, Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is releasing her newest book next week:


The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line.


The most well-known and respected midwife in America, Ina May Gaskin, loved the book:



Jennifer Margulis's searing and well-researched exposé is a must-read for expectant mothers. Whether she is discussing common obstetric practices, circumcision, vaccination, breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, diapering, or choosing a pediatrician, she points the way to rational, health-based decision-making. --INA MAY GASKIN


About the Book:


Why, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive “free” samples of infant formula from American obstetricians? Why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease? The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby’s life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests. An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis’s impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants.




One percent of the book profits will be going to Babies and Wobblers in the Library, a nonprofit program that creates community and a love of reading through story time.


The book will be in stores on April 16. Let's show the American publishing industry that readers care about pregnant women, childbirth, and babies; that moms want to read about a gentler way to birth; and that parents like cloth diapers, intact baby boys, and home birth by telling everyone you know about the book, asking your local library to order it, and purchasing a copy! Find it here.


Jennifer will be speaking on Thursday, May 2nd at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon at 7 p.m. 


She and three other author moms will be at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 11th. 


She will also be on a panel at the AutismOne Conference in Chicago on Saturday, May 25th. 


Join the book's Facebook page to find out about other upcoming speaking events and opportunities to meet the author.



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I will have to add this to my list of books to read,thanks

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