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Misconceptions : truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood / Naomi Wolf.

By: Wolf, Naomi.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003, c2001Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.Description: 340 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0385497458 (pbk.); 9780385497459 (pbk.).Subject(s): Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects | Motherhood -- Psychological aspects | Motherhood -- Social aspects | Childbirth -- Psychological aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Misconceptions.DDC classification: 618.2
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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RG560 .W65 2001 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002059327

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

pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. Birth -- Giving birth -- Behind the birthing room -- pt. 3. New life -- Joy and "blues" -- Calling it fair -- Making mothers.

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.

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Naomi Wolf is the author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth, which helped to launch a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s and was named one of the most significant books of the twentieth century by The New York Times. She has since authored several other books, most recently Vagina: A New Biography. Wolf is co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization devoted to training young women in ethical leadership for the 21st century. The institute teaches professional development in the arts and media, politics and law, business and entrepreneurship as well as ethical decision making. She lives in New York City with her family.

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