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Tentative Pregnancy Paperback – May 1 1993
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As more and more women are having children when they are over thirty, amniocentesis, is becoming a routine part of prenatal care. In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Katz Rothman shows how this simple procedure can alter the way we think about childbirth and parenthood, forcing us to confront agonizing dilemmas: What do you do if there is a problem with the fetus? What kind of support is available if you decide to bring up a handicapped child? How can you come to terms with the decision to terminate a wanted pregnancy? Drawing on the experience of over 120 women and a wealth of expert testimony, Rothman's important book is a must for anyone thinking of having a child.
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Barbara Katz Rothman is professor of sociology at Baruch College and CUNY Graduate School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has won the American Sociological Association's Jesse Barnard Award for distinguished contributions to the field, is president of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was a recent past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is the author of Recreating Motherhood, In Labor, and The Tentative Pregnancy, all available from Norton.
- Publisher : W W Norton; 1993rd 1993 ed. edition (May 1 1993)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0393309983
- ISBN-13 : 978-0393309980
- Item weight : 390 g
- Dimensions : 14.22 x 2.03 x 21.08 cm
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Reviewed in Canada on June 9, 2020
Outdated as the prenatal technology evolved tremendously since 1993 but impressive from a philosophical and psychological point of view. I wouldn’t recommend it to pregnant women because it addresses some very difficult topics regarding disability and retardation but it is such an eye opener for anyone who’s never gone through amnio or other chromosomal testing like me and wants to get a better understanding of what these women go through when the face the possibility of termination at a late stage of a wanted pregnancy. I also leaned about ambiguous results and how they affect women who may have never known otherwise that their baby has a “hidden” chromosomal abnormality.
Reviewed in Canada on March 1, 2000
While not exactly what I expected I found this book to be rather eye opening. The premise of the author, while she wrote about 100 or so women she interviewed, was that amniocentesis is a test that, if the results are bad, leads to abortion. In other words, this test gives women the opportunity to selectively abort children who are seen as otherwise imperfect in today's society. Whether or not you support the test, this book gives you much food for thought. A word of caution though, this may not be the right book to read if you are looking for the right answers to an amniocentis you are contemplating right now. It may be better read while you are not pregnant.
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