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Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles: Everything You Need to Know about Miscarriage Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553805509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553805505
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,718,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dr. Young and Amy Zavatto have produced the most comprehensive patient-directed book on the subject of miscarriage and pregnancy loss that that I have seen. It presents complete and scientifically sound information on the causes and prevention of recurrent miscarriage and does so in a fashion that does not require a medical education to understand….It will be an excellent guide for women and their partners who have experienced these problems."—Richard H. Schwarz, M.D., FACOG, FRCOG, Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

"This book deals with an issue that is not much talked about. It offers solutions in a down to earth manner that is easily accessible to everyone….I wish this book had been around when I was having the personal experience of multiple miscarriages."—Rebecca Lisa Shiffman, MD, Director of Obstetrics and Vicechair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Methodist Hospital

"Miscarriage is among the most common and most misunderstood aspects of all modern medicine. Dr Bruce Young, a pioneer and international leader in perinatal medicine, and Amy Zavatto, a patient who has experienced a miscarriage, have teamed up to write a comprehensive and compassionate analysis of this subject. All women who anticipate getting pregnant would benefit from this invaluable and unique text."—Frank A. Chervenak, M.D., Given Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center

"Comprehensive information on the causes and preventions of miscarriage."—Miami Herald

About the Author

Bruce Young, MD., is internationally known as a leader and innovator in obstetrics and gynecology. He developed the first obstetrical intensive care unit and founded the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at NYU Medical Center. He is the Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Medical School and is listed among America’s Top Doctors and in New York magazine’s Best Doctors 2008.

Amy Zavatto is a writer in New York City. Her work appears on Planned Parenthood’s Teen Wire website, as well as in New York magazine, Food & Wine, and Plenty.

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Customer Reviews

This book is lame and I can't believe I wasted my money on it.
Bettiann King
This book answered a lot of questions and made my discussions with my doctor more productive.
Elisha J. Harksen
This is a terrific book, easy to read with valuable information.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michele L. Kahn on October 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book. It is a perfect blend of valuable, well-explained medical information and encouraging, uplifting real-life stories of how different couples overcame a variety of fertility issues to realize their dreams of parenthood. It is very positively written and I would recommend it to anyone who is having trouble conceiving, especially if they have suffered a miscarriage.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elisha J. Harksen on September 15, 2008
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This book contained a lot of information and you don't need a medical degree to understand the terminology. After 3 miscarriages, I wanted to be as informed as possible about causes and prevention because I know miscarriage is not something that "just happens". This book answered a lot of questions and made my discussions with my doctor more productive. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has experienced even one miscarriage.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Young on June 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book I have read on miscarriage. It has helped me tremendously to deal with and understand my own miscarriages. After reading Miscarriage, Medicine, and Miracles, I have great hope and am ready to try again.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Roy on August 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This medical-based book on pregnancy loss is a very traditional doctor-to-patient manual.

The book contains all the classic elements: signs of an impending loss, common causes, treatments, and thoughts on prevention. It has a nicely expanded section on the impact of health conditions that can complicate a pregnancy. Some of the stories were out-and-out riveting, including patient histories where one twin was failing and they had to make a careful decision on when to deliver for the safety of both, and the harrowing case of a woman with kidney disease trying to delay the birth so her baby would survive, even though she was risking death herself.

However, I have some very sharp criticisms. First, I was shocked at the tone of the Table of Contents.

I'm not sure who thought glib chapter titles such as "scarred and scared" for scar tissue or "misplaced trust" for ectopic were a good idea, but miscarriage is not and will never be funny. Do not try to be clever or use flip word play about women who are in real pain.

This happened again in the myths section. Young calmly talks about how working out, having sex, and caring for your other children are perfectly safe activities. Then, inexplicably, he gets cute, saying that because of the association between night work and an increased risk of miscarriage, "...You can work very hard, only not at night!"

Is that supposed to be funny? Are all the women who have evening shifts, nurses and factory workers and 911 operators, supposed to read that and think -- I killed my baby? Once again I sat the book down and reflected on whether or not I could recommend it.

Since it does its job efficiently most of the time, I will, with some reservation, say, yes, I can recommend it to you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Winters on October 9, 2009
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I really needed this book. Just when you feel all alone after having a miscarriage, this book gave me so many explanations on what could be going wrong. Too often we blame ourselves and this is a great resource to take to your doctor and get answers. My husband read it, too.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By momoftwo on October 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I discovered this book while my best friend was having trouble conceiving her first child. She went through many miscarriages and was trying to find a book that spoke to both sides of dealing with a miscarriage: the medical and the emotional. I found this book and she loved it. It was exactly what she had been looking for. It has helped her deal with all the emotions of going through a miscarriage and has recommended it to several others who have been going through the same experience she has.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Bryant on September 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If miscarriage hasn't happened to you, it's happened to someone you know. But why aren't we supposed to talk about it? This book starts a long overdue conversation about miscarriage, and covers all of the emotional and physical ground that comes with the spontaneous, grief-inducing end a pregnancy. The writing is spectacular and relateable--finally, women don't have to feel like they're alone. I'm so glad this book is here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kobe's Girl on March 18, 2011
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This is a good book. I recently had a still birth at 24 weeks and it was great to hear all the different stories. I had an incompetent cervix and what my doctor suggested for the next pregnancy is exactly what the doctor in the book did. Everyone only hear stories about people getting pregnant and having healthy babies, but no one talks about the other side. Great book if you want to be informed
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