"This book is chock full of accurate and important information about c-sections. Rubin's writing style and sense of humor makes for an easy and enjoyable read. It's a must-read for all women who are or plan to be pregnant, and all those who love them."
-Catherine De Angelis, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Association
"Excellent reading...highly informative and clinically accurate...the best lay text I have ever seen on the subject or any other medical condition for that matter."
-Carolyn M Zelop, MD, Director
of Maternal Fetal Medicine, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
"Rita Rubin has given all expectant mothers a wonderful shower gift-a practical, concise yet comprehensive book on Cesarean delivery. Having observed first hand Rubin's journalistic skill, objectivity and thoroughness in covering women's health issues, I am not at all surprised by the excellence of this book."
-Charles J. Lockwood, MD, Chair, Department of
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine
"The current rise in the popularity of caesarian delivery demands an unbiased and informed look at the risks and benefits of this major surgical procedure. WHAT IF I HAVE A C-SECTION provides exactly that. It's must reading for all pregnant women."
-Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Bantam, 1998) and The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, 2001)
"This book is a wonderful, reassuring resource for mothers-to-be everywhere. I highly recommend it."
-Helain J. Landy, MD, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program, and Director, Labor & Delivery, Georgetown University Hospital
"The book is well-written and complete. Rita quotes a broad range of experts. Her use of personal stories from the public brings the concepts discussed into a practical and human llevel."
-Michele Lauria, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School
About the Author
Rita Rubin is a prize-winning health journalist and the medical reporter for USA Today. Formerly medical reporter for U.S. News & World Report, Rubin has written for Health, Ladies Home Journal, The Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Reader's Digest, among many other medical and lay publications. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.