Born Still: A Memoir of Grief
Losing a baby during childbirth is one of the most heartbreaking things imaginable. But to then be accused of causing that death is nothing short of soul destroying. Janet Fraser is that woman and this is her story of injustice, loss and grief. This painful yet enlightening book shows how medicine and law treat women’s bodies as public property.
In her powerful memoir, Janet holds together ... the fragile nexus of birth rights, feminism, and our culture’s fear and denial around both women’s procreative capacity and death. Part of this fight, as Janet has understood from the beginning, is an invisible tripwire.
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Janet Fraser is a mother, poet, historian and national convenor of the Australian homebirth network, Joyous Birth. She writes about feminism, history, human rights, birth and parenting.