Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey

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Beacon Press, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 301 pages
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A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family's journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology, and disability rights; destined to become required reading for anyone touched by any of these issues.
 

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Zuckoff expands upon his award-winning series of newspaper articles of the same name in this book about the heartbreak that arises when modern medicine's astounding ability to identify problems ... Read full review

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Contents

Dont worry Mom Everything will be fine
3
If you are going to cry you cry later
13
Im just so sick of having to deal with
27
The miracle you pray for might not be
39
Im really sorry to have to tell you this
47
What do people usually do?
59
Chapter This child will cause trauma and tragedy
69
So youre just going to go with the abortionist?
85
What do the other nine people know that we dont?
155
Shes not pink
171
I didnt get my kiss from Naia this morning
183
Its like her birth when she didnt cry
197
Naia is a miracle just as she is
207
DaDa
219
We have the encyclopedia but we dont
227
You kind of know you can live through it
235

No problem
95
Theres nothing to be sorry about Im not sorry
103
1 I cant remember the last time the baby kicked
115
We dont have more time
123
Hello sweet baby hello
129
We had to give her the chance to make it
141
Naia Come back
241
Your family is always there for you
257
I think we should talk about it more
267
Down Syndrome Birth Defects and Prenatal
280
Selected Bibliography
295
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Mitchell Zuckoff spent more than a decade as an award-winning writer for the Boston Globe and now teaches journalism at Boston University. He is the coauthor of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders. Zuckoff lives near Boston with his wife, Boston Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter, and their two daughters.

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