Finally a book that every mom should have! If you’re an expecting mom you will enjoy Dr. Amy Tuteur book: PUSH BACK:Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting. Dr. Amy Tutuer gets deep into why certain interventions are necessary in child birth and the evidence and research is shown right in your face in this book! It’s the type of book that will put your confusion and frustration to rest once you read it.
You see In Push Back, Dr. Amy Tuteur,
chronicles the natural parenting movement’s history, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OBGYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents conservative men who sought to limit women’s control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.
As you begin to read the book you will see that everything finally makes sense to you about childbirth. I know for me I felt so guilty when I had to have a c section, even though I knew it would save my baby’s life or reduce risk of harm I still had that guilty feeling hovering over me. Now that I have read the PUSH BACK book I have a better understanding and I agree things need to change.
As moms we need to stand up and stop the natural childbirth industry from strong-arming everyone based on research they don’t even understand or care to understand! I’m sure if I had read this book during my pregnancy things would have been much more satisfying for me.
I can’t wait to share this book with my daughter who is trying to conceive now. I want her to understand that she can have an amazing birth experience and a health family. She want have to rely on what others say or about their stories of who she is or what she should do to be a “Good Mother.”
In Push Back, Dr. Amy Tuteur asks:
Why do some midwives claim that unless you give birth to your baby vaginally, you haven’t given birth at all?
Why do lactation consultants tell new mothers to keep nursing, nonstop, no matter how much their baby cries in hunger, ignoring the fact that 5 percent of women do not produce enough milk?
Why does the sisterhood of midwives seem to advise women to reject pain management and simply suffer in labor?
Why is attachment parenting not seen as the sexist practice that it really is, designed to keep women out of the wider world by mandating a literal attachment to their infants?
Why does the natural childbirth industry ask women to cling to ideas about birth “as nature intended” and yet reject the historical realities of infant and maternal mortality rates?
And . . . since when did childbirth and childrearing become an acceptable arena for women to heap judgment upon one another?
I’m telling you this is a great book for every expecting mom to read, the insight is very informative and quite interesting too!