Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
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Authors
Naomi Wolf
ISBN
9780099274162
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
128 x 194mm
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Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood.

Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman find herself caught in an absurd paradox: while in the grip of one of the most primal, lonely, sensual and in some ways, psychologically debilitating and physically dangerous experience, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her -and who really owns the experience.

Wolf takes a critical look at the powerful vested interests in the pregnancy "business" and at the social message coming at women: an amalgam of sentimentality, psychologically dangerous half-truths and conflicting ideologies. She discusses with devastating honesty her own two pregnancies and those of other women, from the physical and emotional effects of having your body taken over, through the elation and the fear, to the choice of delivery method (where mother-friendly childbirth is often in conflict with hospital-friendly practice) and the effects of post-par turn depression.

'Misconceptions' is a moving, provocative and unusually candid account of pregnancy and childbirth which for the first time tells the truth about women's conflicting emotions and society's hypocritical attitudes to women's experience.
ISBN:
9780099274162
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2003
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
128 x 194mm

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