Misconceptions - Naomi Wolf (Paperback)

Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

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Barcode
9780385497459
Department
Books
Released
4 Feb 2003
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Naomi Wolf
Subtitle
Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 19mm (254g)

Annotation

  • A provocative combination of intimate revelations and social commentary examines the powerful emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents the joy, wonder, and psychological effects of her own pregnancy as well as other first-time mothers by delving into a wealth of issues and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and motherhood in America today. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
  • Examines the emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents her own pregnancy and those of other first-time mothers by delving into a wealth of issues and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and motherhood in America today.

Summary

  • In Misconceptions, bestselling author Naomi Wolf she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers of the OB/GYN establishment lacked compassion. The weeks after her first daughter’s birth taught her how society, employers, and even husbands can manipulate new mothers. She had bewildering post partum depression, but learned that a surprisingly high percentage of women experience it.

    Wolf’s courageous willingness to talk about the unexpected difficulties of childbirth will help every woman become a more knowledgeable planner of her pregnancy and better prepare her for the challenges of balancing a career, freedom, and a growing family. Invaluable in its advice to parents, Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected–personally, medically, or professionally–to a new mother.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Family/Marriage
BISAC Subject 1
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Library Subject 1
Pregnancy; Psychological aspects.
Library Subject 2
Motherhood; Psychological aspects.
Library Subject 3
Motherhood; Social aspects.
Dewey Classification
618.2/001/9