Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
Authorship and Acknowledgments
THE EDITORIAL TEAM
Executive Editor: Heather Stephenson
Editor: Kiki Zeldes
Editorial Advisers: Elana Hayasaka, Neda Joury- Penders, Tekoa King, Lydia Mayer, Judy Norsigian, Cornelia van der Ziel
Graphics Editor: Elana Hayasaka
CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING BIRTH WITH CONFIDENCE
By the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Maureen Corry, Henci Goer, Gary Richwald, Judith Rooks, Carol Sakala, and Amanda Buck Varella.
CHAPTER 2: CHOOSING YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND BIRTH SETTING
By Leah Diskin and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Anne Brewster, Barbara Fildes, JoAnne Fischer, Marsha Jackson, Timothy Johnson, Jane Kilthei, Michael Klein, Kate McLachan, Christine Morton, Beri Meltzer Norman, Judith Rooks, Amanda Buck Varella, and Deanne Williams.
CHAPTER 3: PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH
By Lisa Noguchi and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Nancy Bardacke, April Bolding, José Gorrin- Peralta, and Christine Morton.
CHAPTER 4: YOUR DEVELOPING PREGNANCY AND PRENATAL CARE
By Lauren Korfine, with Linda Schutt and Barbara Behrmann and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Beth Greenberg.
CHAPTER 5: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
By Sarah Cox and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Myron Allukian, Sarah Campbell, Beth Greenberg, Alice Horowitz, Audra Karp, Kay Perrin, Nadine Saubers, Naomi Stotland, and Amanda Buck Varella.
CHAPTER 6: RELATIONSHIPS, SEX, AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
By the Editorial Team, with Penny Simkin (effects of childhood sexual abuse), Heidi Raykeil (sexuality), Margaret Lazarus and Stacey Kabat (violence), and Kristin DeJohn. With thanks to: Elia Abi- Jaoude, Warren Bell, Sarah Campbell, Michele Chausse, Robyn Churchill, Denise Crooks, Ralph Faggotter, Beth Greenberg, David Healy, Deborah Issokson, Sheila Kitzinger, Phyllis Klaus, Michael Klein, Peter Mansfi eld, Carol Nadelson, Malkah Notman, Kathleen O’Grady, Kay Perrin, Ros Powrie, Judith Rooks, Anthony Scialli, Nada Stotland, Amanda Buck Varella, Carole Warshaw, Beverly Whipple, James Wright, and Diony Young.
CHAPTER 7: PRENATAL TESTING
By Adrienne Asch and Taran Jefferies, with Janelle Taylor (“Ultrasound: Medical Test, Bonding Opportunity, or Consumer Entertainment?”) and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Timothy Johnson, Patricia Lohr, Kelly Ormond, Ellen Perrin, Nancy Press, and Jon Weil.
CHAPTER 8: SPECIAL CONCERNS DURING PREGNANCY
By Sarah Cox, with Caitlin Rothermel and Lois Jovanoic (diabetes), Naomi Stotland (pre- eclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes), and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Michelle Borowski, Jill Clark, Bruce Moore, Jean Ramsey, Jihad Slim, and Amanda Buck Varella.
CHAPTER 9: CHILDBEARING LOSSES
By Elizabeth Fabel and the Editorial Team, based on an earlier chapter by Our Bodies Ourselves. With thanks to: LindaMae Lucas, Linda Layne, Catherine McKinley, and Heidi Raykeil.
CHAPTER 10: LABOR AND BIRTH
By Cheryl de Jong-Lambert and the Editorial Team, based on an earlier chapter by Our Bodies Ourselves. With thanks to: Deborah Fiedler, Barbara Fildes, Faith Gibson, Judith Lothian, Cindy Pierce, Amanda Buck Varella, and Deanne Williams.
CHAPTER 11: COPING WITH PAIN
By Mayri Sagady Leslie and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Jill Antoine, April Bolding, Tina Cassidy, Robyn Churchill, Barbara Fildes, Michael Klein, Judy Luce, Nancy Oriol, Marcie Richardson, Gary Richwald, Mark Rosen, Carol Sakala, and Amanda Buck Varella.
CHAPTER 12: SPECIAL CONCERNS DURING LABOR AND BIRTH
By Naomi Stotland, with Jacqueline Lapidus and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Joanna Shulman and Elisabeth Winterkorn.
CHAPTER 13: CESAREAN BIRTHS
By Khady Diouf, with Alice Rothchild and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Mary Barger, Zobeida Bonilla, Eugene Declercq, Jeff Ecker, Barbara Fildes, Beth Greenberg, Marcie Richardson, and Carol Sakala.
CHAPTER 14: YOUR PHYSICAL RECOVERY AND YOUR NEWBORN
By Sayantani DasGupta and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Beth Greenberg, Kathryn Kravetz, and James McKenna.
CHAPTER 15: FEEDING YOUR BABY
By Andy Steiner, with Cindy Turner-Maffei, Jan Weingrad Smith, and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Myron Allukian, Barbara Behrmann, Janet L. Engstrom, Suzanne Haynes, Alice Horowitz, Lynn Isenhart, Miriam Labbok, Anne Merewood, Jan Weingrad Smith, Amanda Buck Varella, and Diana Zuckerman.
CHAPTER 16: LIFE AS A NEW MOTHER
By Andrea Buchanan, with Heidi Raykeil (sexuality), Patricia Lohr (birth control), and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: Elia Abi- Jaoude, Shoshana Bennett, Michele Chausse, Julie Feinland, David Healy, Deborah Issokson, Ann Keppler, Miriam Labbok, Bruce Moore, Patricia Murphy, Malkah Notman, Jean Ramsey, Judy Roth, Jennifer Runquist, Susan Sered, Geradine Simkins, Toni Weschler, and Ruth Wilf.
CHAPTER 17: ADVOCATING FOR BETTER MATERNITY CARE
By the Editorial Team, with Jo-Anna Rorie (“Racial and Economic Disparities”). With thanks to: Tai Antoine, Michael Klein, Gary Richwald, and Carol Sakala.
CHAPTER 18: ADVOCATING FOR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES
By Judith Stadtman Tucker and the Editorial Team. With special thanks to: Tali Averbuch, Christine Morton, Susan Sered, and Amanda Buck Varella.
By Cathryn Brubaker and the Editorial Team. With thanks to: All the contributors to the book.
WITH THANKS TO:
Other Our Bodies Ourselves staff: Wendy Brovold, Ayesha Chatterjee, Sarah Light, Anne Sweeney, and Sally Whelan.
Our Bodies Ourselves consultants: Pam McCarthy and Marianne McPherson.
Our Bodies Ourselves interns: Alexis Felder, Ilana Glosser, Akilah Jefferson, Hyejo Jun, and Alyssa Tartaglione.
At Simon & Schuster: Cherise Davis, Lisa Healy, Michelle Howry, Meghan Stevenson, Ellen Silberman, Trish Todd, Chris Lloreda, Debbie Model, Marcia Burch, Sue Fleming, and Mark Gompertz.
Our Bodies Ourselves board members (2006): Shahira Ahmed, Anne Brewster, Marcia Browne, Sally Deane (past chair), Nancy Forsyth, Teresa Harrison, Myriam Hernandez- Jennings, Rema Iyer, Neda Joury- Penders, Mary (Bebe) Poor, Penelope Riseborough, Patricia Roche, Bonnie Shepard (past cochair), Donna Soodalter-Toman, and Amanda Buck Varella (chair).
Our Bodies Ourselves advisory board members: Marjorie Agosin, Hortensia Amaro, Byllye Avery, Joan Bavaria, Linda Ellerbee, Teresa Heinz, Cathy Inglese, Wanda Jones, Florence Ladd, Susan M. Love, Meizhu Lui, Ngina Lythcott, Evelyn Murphy, Cynthia Pearson, Vivian Pinn, Ellen Poss, Joan Rachlin, Isaac Schiff, and Gloria Steinem.
Founders of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective: Ruth Bell Alexander, Pamela Berger, Joan Ditzion, Vilunya Diskin, Paula Doress-Worters, Nancy Miriam Hawley, Elizabeth MacMahon-Herrera, Pamela Morgan, Judy Norsigian, Jane Pincus, Esther Rome (1945–1995), Wendy C. Sanford, Norma Swenson, and Sally Whelan.