Read My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After By Rachel Moritz Audiobook
- Duration: 7 hours, 19 minutes
- Writer: Rachel Moritz
- Publisher: May 2019
- Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Janina Edwards
- Genres: Cassandra Campbell, Janina Edwards
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My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After By Rachel Moritz Audiobook
Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth.
‘No one talks about C-sections as surgery,’ writes SooJin Pate. ‘They talk about it as if it’s just another way-albeit more convenient way-of giving birth.’ The twenty-one essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood.
Robin Schoenthaler reflects: ‘A C-section for us meant life.’ And yet, women who don’t give birth vaginally-by choice or necessity-often feel stigmatized. ‘My son’s birth was not a test I needed to pass,’ writes Sara Bates. ‘As if growing a human inside another human for nine months then caring for it the rest of its life isn’t enough,’ adds Mary Pan, herself a physician.
Alongside their personal stories, the writers-decorated novelists, poets, and essayists-address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience.