Here's a recent book review called "Modern Childbirth: Failure to Progress" by Sarah Blustain. She discusses 3 new books about the culture of childbirth in America. I've read Dr. Wagner's book and am eager to read the other two.
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block. New York: Da Capo Press, 2007, 400 pp., $26.00, hardcover
Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006, 305 pp., $24.95, hardcover
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006, 320 pp., $24.00, hardcover
Reviewed by Sarah Blustain