Wolf, Naomi.

Misconceptions : truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood / Naomi Wolf. - 1st Anchor Books ed. - New York : Anchor Books, 2003, c2001. - 340 p. ; 21 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-327) and index.

Pregnancy -- First month : discovery -- Second month : experts -- Third month : baby values -- Fourth month : losses -- Fifth month : mortality -- Sixth month : birth class and hospital tour -- Seventh month : mysteries -- Eighth month : powerlessness -- Ninth month : waiting -- Birth -- Giving birth -- Behind the birthing room -- New life -- Joy and "blues" -- Calling it fair -- Making mothers. pt. 1. pt. 2. pt. 3.

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.

0385497458 (pbk.) 9780385497459 (pbk.)

2001028831


Pregnancy--Psychological aspects.
Motherhood--Psychological aspects.
Motherhood--Social aspects.
Childbirth--Psychological aspects.

RG560 / .W65 2001

618.2 / WOLF.