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Title:
And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready
Author:
O'Connell, Meaghan, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
O'Connell is a smart twentysomething who treats her pregnancy like a new project, researching and planning. She envisions a natural birth and a year of wholesome breast feeding. But things do not go as she expects. Life throws curveballs, and after 40 hours of contractions, she opts for a C-section. She manages to nurse for a year but resents her baby's control over her body. This is not a book about the wonders of motherhood but about the tension between culturally inherited ideals and the realities of lived, bodily experience.
Language:
English
Contents:
Baby fever -- Holding patterns (1 to 41.5) -- A birth story -- Sleepless nights -- A certain kind of mammal -- Slacker parent -- Maternal instincts -- Dry spell -- Extra room (1 to 26).
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780316393843
Format :
Book