The Sorority: A Book About Birth Trauma by Elle Graham

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Giving birth isn't what it used to be. In the past, a woman went into labor when her body was ready. She labored at a pace determined by her body and delivered in a position determined by her body. She was supported by people of her choosing, and delivered in the privacy and security of her home. Those days are gone. 

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Written by Elle Graham
Publisher Wasteland Press
ISBN-13 978-1681110745
Book Dimensions 6x9
Format Paperback
Pages 152

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Giving birth isn't what it used to be. In the past, a woman went into labor when her body was ready. She labored at a pace determined by her body and delivered in a position determined by her body. She was supported by people of her choosing, and delivered in the privacy and security of her home. Those days are gone. Modern medicine has lead us to a place where women are compelled to induce their labor after 40 weeks of pregnancy. Battered with stories of tragic outcomes under any circumstances other than a hospital birth, women are frightened into laboring in the cold sterility of a maternity ward. Once there, they are subjected to procedures and invasive exams they do not need, nor often want, simply because, for the sake of expedience, the doctor wants each patient to be processed exactly as the one before her. Every day, in nearly every Labor and Delivery Department, women are being bullied, threatened, and coerced into ceding control of their laboring bodies to doctors and nurses, only to be discharged to a future of fear and trauma. How did it get to this point? Why are we letting it happen? Why aren't we talking about it? How are women recovering from their birth trauma? And, most importantly, how can we stop this from happening to our friends, sisters, and daughters? Elle, Laura and Dana are mothers and friends. Each has given birth and each has her own story. They deliberate these questions and more as they navigate their recovery from birth trauma.

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The Sorority: A Book About Birth Trauma by Elle Graham

Giving birth isn't what it used to be. In the past, a woman went into labor when her body was ready. She labored at a pace determined by her body and delivered in a position determined by her body. She was supported by people of her choosing, and delivered in the privacy and security of her home. Those days are gone. 

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