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

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf

Title: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Author: Naomi Wolf
ISBN10: 0385497458
ISBN13: 978-0385497459
Publisher: Anchor; First Paperback Edition edition (February 4, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Size PDF: 1314 kb
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Rating: 4.8/5
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Pages: 352 pages
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Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf


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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.