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Author Waggoner, Miranda R., author

Title The zero trimester : pre-pregnancy care and the politics of reproductive risk / Miranda R. Waggoner
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Contents Someday, now: preconceiving risk and maternal responsibility -- From the womb to the woman: the shifting locus of reproductive risk -- Anticipating risky bodies: making sense of future reproductive risk -- Whither women's health? reproductive politics and the legacy of maternalism -- Get a reproductive life plan! producing the zero trimester -- Promoting maternal visions: gender, race, and future baby love -- Governing risk, governing women: anticipatory motherhood and social order
Summary "A healthy pregnancy is now defined well before pregnancy even begins. Public health messages promote pre-pregnancy health and health care by encouraging reproductive-age women to think of themselves as mothers before they think of themselves as women. This happens despite little evidence that such an approach improves maternal and child health. This book examines the dramatic shift in ideas about reproductive risk and birth outcomes over the last several decades, unearthing how these ideas intersect with the politics of women's health and motherhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health risk assessment.
Pregnancy -- Complications -- 21st century.
Public health.
Reproductive health -- 21st century.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- 21st century.
Women's health services -- Political aspects -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017013124
ISBN 0520963113 (electronic bk.)
9780520963115 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)