Decompression Babies

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As a "decompression baby" myself, I found this book provided fascinating insights into the technique of prenatal abdominal decompression, which was popular for a brief period in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States before falling out of favour with the medical community (although it is still offered routinely in Slovenia, apparently!).
The language and underlying attitudes can be a little jarring, at times, as they are definitely "of the time" -- the book was published in 1973, so it was presumably written either in the late sixties or early seventies -- but the content is fascinating. I believe the technique could be well worth re-examining in the 21st Century.
Incidentally, I have a website at decompressionbaby dot com and an email discussion list that allows anyone interested in this technique to get in contact with other decompression babies or just folks interested in the topic.


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About the author (1973)

Rorvik is a former Time magazine science and medicine reporter, and has contributed numerous articles to the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Reader's Digest, and other magazines.

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