Monday, February 8, 2010

Readings on the history of childbirth

In the NYT today, I read an interview with the author of the book, "Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank,". The author is Randi Hutter Epstein, an MD with four children of her own. I hope to find the time and inclination to read this book soon. If anyone has read this, I'd appreciate your review.

One of my top books of all time is "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, which is a take on on Dinah in the bible, but really about the role of women and a lot about sisterhood and childbirth. The Red Tent was where women went during childbirth and menstruation. But there was a lot more to it than that.

Lately I've been reminded of the importance of the sisterhood of women. The role of the caregiver, sister, mother is not reserved for family and close friends. Women all around reach out to their sisters, blood or not, when they see see one of their own in need.

As we approach Valentine's Day, I hope you remember and thank your sisters around the world.

1 comment:

Dee J. said...

oops - my comment for this post went on the previous post! Slip of the brain, love, auntie dj