The Business of Baby by Jennifer Margulis

Subtitled, “What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line.”

I was basically nodding my head and saying yes yes yes while reading The Business of Baby, which covers pregnancy, birth, and the newborn period and lays out in damning detail how financial considerations are the reason why the US has such abysmal newborn and maternal mortality rates. Because of my work in lactation and had two home births, much of this information was familiar to me, but it was refreshing to see it laid out in such an accessible way. The way mothers and babies are treated in the US makes me so, so sad, and I’m hoping this book leads to some positive change.

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