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

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780385497459
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,21 cm.


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Nov 08, 2010

This book was mentioned on a blog that I follow about a woman in her mid-30s, and her trials with fertility. This book was an eye-opener, but rather than reading like a poopooed version of what to expect when you're expecting, Naomi chronicals her pregnancy in an honest, gritty, open-hearted and truthful way. Would highly recommend this book for any young women who are queasy, and feel misinformed by glossed over versions of other people's experiences.

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