Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms.

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    • Abstract:
      Suzanne Arms, a photojournalist and mother, was motivated by her own sour experience with hospital obstetrics to research the American birth experience. She interviewed and photographed not only credentialed experts—midwives, nurses, and doctors—but also experiential experts—mothers. Based on these interviews and her research into the literature of giving birth, she wrote Immaculate Deception: A New Look at Women and Childbirth in America. She presents a well-constructed argument against routing all births through the hospital, an institution designed to intervene in pathological conditions. Arms’s primary insight is that most births are normal births; that is, they are not pathological at all. The appropriate response to the healthy birth is watchful, unhurried support, not intervention. The appropriate source of this support is the patient and experienced midwife, not the highly paid medical doctor. In the hospital, with its predisposition to discern pathology, normal variations in labor are extremely likely to be labeled abnormal, which starts the laboring woman on a merry-go-round of intervention. Each obstetrical interference causes harm that requires another interference, until the woman loses all control of her own labor.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      1343
    • Accession Number:
      119621889
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    • ABNT:
      WILLIAMS, D. G. Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, [s. l.], 2019. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 17 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Williams DG. Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. 2019. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed January 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      Williams, D. G. (2019). Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Williams, Donna Glee. 2019. “Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Williams, D. G. (2019) ‘Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 17 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Williams, DG 2019, ‘Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, viewed 17 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Williams, Donna Glee. “Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Williams, Donna Glee. “Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Williams DG. Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 17]; Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119621889&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912