Cut, Stapled, and Mended

By (author) Rosewood, Roanna

"At least you and the baby are healthy." That's what they said when they handed him to me. And they were right. Why then, so long after my body has healed, do I still feel broken? A whisper inside of me insists: Birth is more than a means to a baby. There was something I was supposed to do, something I was to receive through giving birth. Pregnant again, when the doctor tries to schedule another cesarean, I refuse. I will not submit to being tied down, cut open, and having my uterus extracted again without a fight. That's why I ask a midwife to help me give birth. I tell her that I'm determined and strong. But she sees through my tough-guy armor. She smiles, saying, "Birth isn't a battle to win or lose. It's the result of delving into your vulnerability and finding your true feminine power." In exquisite detail, Roanna holds nothing back in her powerful birth memoir, plunging the reader deep into the intimacy of this universal rite of passage. Part memoir, part manifesto, this is a must read for anyone who has given birth, will give birth, or who loves someone who will give birth.

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  • Contents 1. She Visits 1 2. Baby Dreams 12 3. Herstory 21 4. Blessing Way 30 5. My Sun 34 6. Nummie Woman 46 7. Snake Oil 57 8. A Window 76 9. The Lie 91 10. Eve's Truth 102 11. She Returns 119 12. Ring of Fire 132 13. Merbaby 137 14. Amaryllis and Dalia 150 15. Bunk Beds 160 Acknowledgments 165 Notes 168 Readers' Discussion Guide 170

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書名 Cut, Stapled, and Mended
著作者等 Rosewood, Roanna
出版元 White Cloud Press
刊行年月 2013.04.25
ページ数 180p
大きさ H229 x W152
ISBN 9781935952770
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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