Birthing and Medicine in Crisis: Ethical Decay, the Epidemic of Learning Disabilities, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Including Autism

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iUniverse, Jan 19, 2010 - Medical
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When Marcela Vergara became pregnant in 1986, she and her husband, Alfonso, looked forward to their child's birth. But this routine pregnancy did not end the way they had hoped. Their son, Xavier, experienced difficulties during delivery and was born with a brain dysfunction which resulted in a life of learning disabilities. In Birthing and Medicine in Crisis, doctor and author Alfonso Vergara discusses the importance of establishing protocols to ensure safe labor and delivery practices for all women and babies.

Based on his personal experience and years of research, Birthing and Medicine in Crisis illustrates the high cost of birthing mistakes for both parents and children in relation to learning disabilities. It presents the case studies of nine other families who have experienced birth and delivery trauma; it examines practices of others countries and compares them to the United States; and it proposes a solution to the problem.

In Birthing and Medicine in Crisis, Vergara maintains that prevention is the key to avoiding these tragic occurrences and eliminating the incidences of the catastrophic epidemic of learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disabilities in the United States. About the Book: When Marcela Vergara became pregnant in 1986, she and her husband, Alfonso, looked forward to their child's birth. But this routine pregnancy did not end the way they had hoped. Their son, Xavier, experienced difficulties during delivery.. In Birthing and Medicine in Crisis, doctor and author Alfonso Vergara discusses the importance of establishing protocols to ensure safe labor and delivery practices for all women and babies. About the Author: Alfonso I. Vergara has practiced internal medicine for more than thirty years in the Washington, D.C., metro area, mainly in Northern Virginia. Vergara now travels and lectures about neurodevelopmental disorders. He lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and son, and travels frequently to his native Santa Marta, Colombia.

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