Unjacketed Hardcover

The Zero Trimester

Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Miranda Waggoner (Author)

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Unjacketed Hardcover, 270 pages
ISBN: 9780520288065
January 2017
$85.00, £62.95
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A healthy pregnancy is now defined well before pregnancy even begins. Public health messages promote pre-pregnancy health and health care by encouraging reproductive-age women to think of themselves as mothers before they think of themselves as women. This happens despite little evidence that such an approach improves maternal and child health. This book examines the dramatic shift in ideas about reproductive risk and birth outcomes over the last several decades, unearthing how these ideas intersect with the politics of women’s health and motherhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Miranda Waggoner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University.

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