The Business of Baby
by Jennifer Margulis
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.
“Jennifer Margulis’s searing and well-researched expose is a must-read for expectant mothers. Whether she is discussing common obstetric practices, circumcision, vaccination, breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, diapering, or choosing a pediatrician, she points the way to rational, health-based decision-making.” Ina May Gaskin
“A new mother’s first instinct is to protect her newborn. But how can she best do that in a consumer culture so focused on its bottom line? The Business of Baby exposes some hard and shocking facts about how even the most well-meaning American parents unwittingly buy into systems that do documented harm. Thought-provoking and exhaustively researched, this book is destined to inspire much-needed dialogue about the current American way of birthing and caring for our young.” Hope Edelman, best-selling author of Motherless Daughters
“Pregnancy and childbirth are wildly vulnerable times, and one is desperate to put one’s faith in the doctor. Jennifer Margulis reveals why that trust is sometimes misplaced and helps us to make wise choices when the stakes are high. This is a must-read book for parents and parents-to-be, and for the medical professional who care for us.” Harriet Lerner PhD author of The Dance of Anger and Marriage Rules
“Written by investigative, award-winning journalist Jennifer Margulis, this book is a must read for anyone interested in the well being of our children. It is a well written, informative book grounded in thorough research, peer reviewed studies and interviews of professionals. She covers topics such as midwifery care, breastfeeding, intact babies, delayed vaccination schedules and she follows the money to expose the corruption in our system. Powerful, succinct and eye-opening. I highly recommend it!” Marla Althouse, owner Waterbirth Solutions