Unexpected : parenting, prenatal testing, and Down syndrome
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New York : New York University Press, 2021.
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Book
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9781479816637, 1479816639, 9781479879953, 1479879959
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xxiv, 171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Lawson McGhee Library - Books
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English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"What prenatal tests and down syndrome reveal about our reproductive choices. When Alison Piepmeier--scholar of feminism and disability studies, and mother of Maybelle, an eight-year-old girl with Down syndrome--died of cancer in August 2016, she left behind an important unfinished manuscript about motherhood, prenatal testing, and disability. In Unexpected, George Estreich and Rachel Adams pick up where she left off, honoring the important research of their friend and colleague, as well as adding new perspectives to her work. Based on interviews with parents of children with Down syndrome, as well as women who terminated their pregnancies because their fetus was identified as having the condition, Unexpected paints an intimate, nuanced picture of reproductive choice in today's world. Piepmeier takes us inside her own daughter's life, showing how Down syndrome is misunderstood, stigmatized, and condemned, particularly in the context of prenatal testing. At a time when medical technology is rapidly advancing, Unexpected provides a much-needed perspective on our complex, and frequently troubling, understanding of Down syndrome."--Publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Piepmeier, A., Estreich, G., & Adams, R. (2021). Unexpected: parenting, prenatal testing, and Down syndrome . New York University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Piepmeier, Alison, George, Estreich and Rachel Adams. 2021. Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome. New York: New York University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Piepmeier, Alison, George, Estreich and Rachel Adams. Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome New York: New York University Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Piepmeier, Alison,, George Estreich, and Rachel Adams. Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome New York University Press, 2021.

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