Rita Kramer

Giving Birth: Childbearing in America Today.

Based on interviews with obstetricians, midwives and birthing mothers themselves, this look at the ways society has defined the birth process suggests how individual women find different experiences that suit their own physical and emotional needs.

Beautiflly written...I enthusiastically recommend this book to parents and professional readers.
--Selma Fraiberg
Author of The Magic Years

A sane, intelligent reasonable book that women should treasure and doctors should pay attentio to and be glad to have around.
--Alan E. Nourse
Author of The Ladies Home Journal Family Medical Guide

A Book-of-the-Month alternate selection.

Out of print -- limited availability

Selected Works

Fiction
The dramatic story of a young woman in a Jewish resistance group in Nazi-occupied France.
History
A true story of intrigue and heroism in World War II. “A telling commemoration, long overdue.”
--Book Digest
Biography
“This biography is a singular achievement and a first-rate contribution to the scholarship of child development.”
--Chicago Sun-Times
Education
A critique of what our prospective teachers are taught on their way to the classroom.
Law and Society
An unflinching look at the way a disfunctional system fails to rehabilitate youthful offenders or protect society from them.
Birth and Infant Development
A survey of the various methods of childbirth, past and present
Child Development
How the traditional family serves the psychological and emotional needs of young children