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5.0 out of 5 stars
The most honest account about pregnancy, 17 Sep 2001
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I went to a bookshop and bought about 5 books. I wanted to know as much as I could in order to make informed decisions. Naomi Wolf's 'Misconceptions' beated all of the other 4 glossy books with detailed illustrations. Although focusing on the American Health Care system, she brings pregnancy into the political sphere with the most honest account of her own experience: 'Where are the roles models for pregnant women?, she questions while exposing the treatment of mothers to be as insane and children as commodities. Every pregnant woman should read this book before reaching the shelves for patronising, out of date publications that treat expectant mothers as if they had the same mentality as their babies. The book is a humane account that if taken seriously might be able to ignate positive changes in the society.