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1.0 out of 5 stars Well past it's due date, 14 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Miscarriage: What every Woman needs to know (Paperback)
I would like to echo the criticism of the two single star reviewers on Amazon by emphasising, to any prospective parents going through the trauma of miscarriage, that this text now reads as anachronistic. It may have been important but thankfully, times and practices have changed. The treatments heralded by this text as new approaches are now standard clinical responses to recurrent miscarriage, whilst the supposedly positive aspects of the book amount to not much more than rhetorical exhortations to simply keep trying. I would assume that you have already worked that out for yourselves and that you are ready for the struggle.
In the context of medically unexplained miscarriages occurring within an uncaring, disinterested, medical system, this platitude may have seemed worth committing to print but right now if you are tackling recurrent miscarriage without proper support then you do not need to waste time reading a book that only tries to impart the ultimately not-so-reassuring line that the complexity of pregnancy makes it a difficult event to get right.
So the authorial tone is problematic. There are always likely to be tensions when a conservative practitioner becomes an established authority in an area where innovation can be controversial or contentious. The author sits in judgement on a fertility industry, with much of it seemingly displeasing her... yet different practitioners, operating under proper regulation, often help people achieve their dreams of becoming parents. That Reagan cannot find a full explanation of why this is the case should not let Reagan convince you that the wealth of currently available alternatives will definitely not help you achieve a happy ending.
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