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Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
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Jul 04, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2004

Naomi Wolf is so easy to like. How could you not love someone who makes it feel inherently acceptable to be straight feminist who wears lipstick? So of course I couldn't miss her discourse on pregnancy and childbirth. she covers not only medical issues but social and psychological aspects of giving birth. On the medical side, she presents a comprehensive summary of the information presented in three important books: Henci Goer's THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO A BETTER BIRTH; Ina May Gaskin's SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY; and IMMACULATE DECEPTION. On the other hand, the psychological side of the discussion seems to be heavily influenced by her personal experience and the anecdotes of her fellow straight, lipstick wearing feminist cohorts. Still, I consider this a must-read for anyone who is planning a pregnancy, preferably before said pregnancy is underway.

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