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A Life s Work

Author : Rachel Cusk
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother is multi-award-winning author Rachel Cusk’s honest memoir that captures the life-changing wonders of motherhood. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement and compassion. In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk’s account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone. “Funny and smart and refreshingly akin to a war diary—sort of Apocalypse Baby Now...A Life’s Work is wholly original and unabashedly true.”—The New York Times Book Review

On Becoming a Mother

Author : Brigid McConville
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A celebration of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a new baby’s life From Mexican rebozo used to rock the belly and ease back pain during pregnancy to the Bengali practice of taking off a woman’s bangles to help her visualize a speedy labour, from Arianna Huffington's advice for getting sleep in the early days of motherhood to Davina McCall's tribute to her midwife, from the inspiring proverbs printed on the kangas used to carry East African newborns on their mother’s back to the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers are asked to make infants cry, discover a world’s worth of wisdom on becoming a mother.

Becoming a Mother

Author : Ramona Thieme Mercer
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"This volume offers a comprehensive review of all the current knowledge on maternal role attainment since Reva Rubin's seminal work. Drawing from research in nursing, maternal-child health, psychology, sociology, and social work, the book examines the psychological transition to motherhood from a contemporary, multidisciplinary perspective." "Special circumstances such as preterm birth and single parenthood are discussed, as well as the effects of maternal employment and maternal age (such as teens and older mothers). This volume should be of value for use in courses in maternity nursing, women's studies, community and social psychology, and social work, as well as for health professionals providing care for the woman during pregnancy and early motherhood."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From Here to Maternity Reissue

Author : Oakley, Ann
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Ann Oakley is a pioneer in the field of sociological research. In this classic re-issue, she interviewed 60 women to find out what it’s really like to have a baby. Covering pregnancy, birth and child care, she relies on the stories mothers tell to discuss whether and why women want to become pregnant, how they imagine motherhood to be, the experience of birth, post-natal depression, feeding and caring routines and the challenges for the domestic division of labour and to fathers. She shows that most women are unprepared for the birth or the work of caring for a baby, but also for the joys that a baby can bring. As topical today as the day it was written, this important book was the first to examine first-time motherhood in the words of those experiencing it, and it continues to influence generations of researchers today.

Becoming a Mother

Author : Magbule Doko
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This book explains in detail everything you need to know when becoming a mother. It is an Essential Guidebook for New Mothers. Becoming a Mother: The First Six Weeks, explores all the struggles that new mothers come across and gives you tips and hints that are vital. Learn about: Essential Items needed for your Newborn, Caring for Yourself, Feeding, Sleeping, Changing and Bathing, Crying, and Many More Topics! The author, who is a medical doctor, also discusses When to Seek Medical Attention and discusses her own experiences and struggles of becoming a mother. Learn about how your life will change after having a baby and everything else you need to know for a smooth transition into motherhood! This book is a perfect gift for a mom-to-be!

Becoming a Mother

Author : Kate Mosse
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Combining medical and historical information with real life accounts of ordinary women, this book is an essential guide to the facts, feelings and emotions experienced during pregnancy and birth. It takes you week by week, from the decision to conceive, through to first impressions of life with your baby, offering invaluable information. Topics include: Conception - If and When; Feelings for Your Growing Baby; Your Career and Financial Position; Fear that Something May Go Wrong; Changing Relationships with Family and Friends; Choosing Where and How to Give Birth; How Others Felt - Women Relate their Experiences; The First Few Days with Your Baby

Becoming a Mother

Author : Anne Beasley
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This book has been written by a mother of six for new mothers. As a new parent, you will need to make many decisions about the parenting methods to use. When you have all the information, making these decisions will be easier. You will also need to learn many new skills to look after your baby and yourself during this wonderful and difficult time. Using the knowledge and skills found in this book, you will be able to solve your practical and emotional problems in a way that is comfortable for you.

The Fourth Trimester

Author : Brenda Krause Eheart
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On Becoming a Teen Mom

Author : Mary Patrice Erdmans
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In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as "I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won’t stay with you." Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening the moral order, bankrupting state coffers, and causing high rates of poverty, incarceration, and school dropout. These efforts demonize teen mothers but tell us nothing about their lives before they became pregnant. In this myth-shattering book, the authors tell the life stories of 108 brown, white, and black teen mothers, exposing the problems in their lives often overlooked in pregnancy prevention campaigns. Some stories are tragic and painful, marked by sexual abuse, partner violence, and school failure. Others depict "girl next door" characters whose unintended pregnancies lay bare insidious gender disparities. Offering a fresh perspective on the links between teen births and social inequalities, this book demonstrates how the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, and class shape the biographies of young mothers.

Becoming an Unwed Mother

Author : Prudence Mors Rains
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Most unmarried women who engage in sexual intercourse do not become unwed mothers. They use contraceptives, secure an abortion, or get married before the baby is born. What happens to the minority of women who bear illegitimate children? This book is the first study to describe in detail the actual situation of unwed motherhood, as opposed to the causes and pathology of deviance. Based largely on observation of middle-class white girls in a psychiatrically oriented maternity home and lower-class black teenagers in a day school for unwed mothers, the study focuses on the unwed mother's moral career as it is shaped by social agencies. The author shows how these agencies operate to reconstruct a mother's vision of herself as a "good" girl, restoring her from deviance to the status of "an innocent who made a mistake"--thereby leaving her vulnerable to a repetition of that mistake. The topic is expanded to include general questions of sociological importance. The author's clear, jargon free prose makes the book especially attractive to social workers, clinical and school psychologists, community and public health workers, and teachers and students of the sociology of deviance. Prudence Mors Rains is retired Professor of Sociology at McGill University, Montreal. She graduated from Lake Forest College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University. She has been a recipient of a National Science Foundation dissertation research grant. Her professional interests lie in the areas of deviance and social control in regards to woman and youth as well as qualitative methods, specifically ethnography.

Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own

Author : Claudia Parker
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Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is an amazing testimony of Gods grace. Claudia Parker takes us through her life with riveting accounts of pain, rejection and scandal. After she accepts Christ her capricious relationship with her mother is reconciled. Their bond is strengthened when she finds out shes expecting her first child. Unfortunately, she learns that her mother may not live long enough for them to meet. Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is a story of resilience. Its a story of faith and the human spirit triumphing over adversity. You will witness how Gods mercy gave a woman a chance to create a family life vastly different than the one she grew up in. If you want to be inspired this is the book to read.

A Child on Her Mind

Author : Vangie Bergum
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Explores the experience and learnings of women who become mothers through birth and adoption.

The Journey of Becoming a Mother

Author : Laurie A. Kanyer
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Describes common problems from pregnancy through childbirth, and offers practical suggestions on coping with the emotions of parenthood

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Author : Laura Davis
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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

BECOMING A MOTHER Ectopic Pregnancy Miscarriage Infertility Relationships and My Bumpy Road to Motherhood

Author : Jennifer Aurrichio-D'Alessio
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A Mother s Circle

Author : Jean Kunhardt
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This updated version of A Mother's Circle chronicles the experiences of nine new mothers in a parenting discussion group led by Jean Kunhardt and Lisa Spiegel. A Mother's Circle is informative and reassuring, writes Miriam Arond, Editor-in Chief of Child Magazine. It will help you feel confident and supported, qualities that are so important in helping you enjoy this wonderful new stage of your life. The revised edition covers important topics such as feeding, separation and attachment, marriage, co-parenting and a woman's identity. The first chapter defines Responsive Parenting, a thoughtful approach that allows parents to make more finely-tuned responses to their baby's needs, whether it is setting a limit or nurturing and coddling. The expanded chapter on Sleep includes a Sleep Chart to help parents track the progress their babies in learning to sleep through the night.


Author : Monica Dux
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In Mothermorphosis, some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers share their own experiences of motherhood. In telling their stories they articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of the transformation that takes place when we become mothers.We read about the yearning for a child, the private and public expressions of maternal love, the questioning, uncertainty and unexpected delight, as well as unfathomable loss.Mothermorphosis reveals that there is no 'right' version of this epic experience and no single tale that could ever speak for all mothers. Yet it is in reading about other women's experiences - the hard bits, the joyous bits and even the ridiculous bits - that we can become more compassionate, not just to other mothers but hopefully to ourselves.Mothermorphosis includes writing from: Kate Holden, Kathy Lette, Lorelei Vashti, Rebecca Huntley, George McEnroe, Fatima Measham, Jo Case, Hilary Harper, Cordelia Fine, Jane Caro, Hannah Robert, Susan Carland, Kerri Sackville, Catherine Deveny, Lee Kofman and Dee Madigan.

Becoming Mother

Author : Sharon Tjaden-Glass
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"Becoming Mother" tells the story of a woman becoming a mother. It is a reflective memoir that spans from pregnancy through the end of the first year postpartum. It follows the author as she resists, denies, copes with, and ultimately embraces her identity as a mother. This isn't a guide or a parenting book. Its goal isn't to convert you to one brand of motherhood or another. Instead, its goal is to show you what becoming a mother can be like. Without sarcasm. Without boasting or martyrdom. Just the plain, messy truth of what it's like for one to become two.

Expecting Wonder

Author : Brittany L. Bergman
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When you're expecting a baby, all the focus seems to be on the external trappings of pregnancy--baby showers, doctor appointments, setting up the nursery, learning about baby's development. But amid all that preparation, your own emotional and spiritual journey is also taking place. You're not just growing a baby; you're becoming a mother. In Expecting Wonder, Brittany L. Bergman dives into this identity transformation with wit and grace, offering a heart-level guidebook for women in the season of pregnancy. Bergman shares stories of wrestling with fear, learning to trust God's goodness, and making space physically and emotionally for both her baby and her changing identity. By sharing her own honest journey of fear, change, and hope, Bergman offers the reader a picture of the miracle that God is working not just in the reader's body, but also in her soul.

Becoming the Mother of Me

Author : Kathryn Adams Doty
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Having grown up in the shadow of her father, a German Methodist minister, Kathryn Adams Doty entered a popular radio talent contest called Gateway to Hollywood while a student at Hamline University. In the final round of competition, she was paired with a young actor named Hugh Beaumont, whom she later married, and she emerged from the shadow of her father to a brief career in motion pictures. Landing roles in movies with stars such as Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Maureen O'Hara, Irene Dunne, and Lionel Barrymore, Kathryn came to understand and appreciate the love of her family and the mystery of life.