One doctor’s testament to the importance of listening — truly listening — to women and their medical experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.
Infertility, pregnancy, miscarriages, difficult births — as a doctor specialising in high-risk pregnancy, Chavi Eve Karkowsky has seen it all. And in the process, she’s seen how women are failed by health services again and again. In this timely and unflinching book, she tells the stories of the families she has worked with — of miracles and joy, but also of challenge and loss — and explores what’s at risk when women’s bodies are clouded in mystery and misinformation.
Moving and compassionate, blending personal narrative with broader analysis, High Risk is a doctor’s testimonial to the strength and resilience of the women she treats, and — in an era when reproductive rights are under threat — a timely reminder that women’s health is of vital concern to us all.