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 experiences, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her - and who really owns the experience.
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Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to MotherhoodUser Review - Alice - Goodreads
YES this book reeks of self-indulgence, entitlement and ethnocentricity. It's essentially a book about the shock of being white middle/upper class and being the only woman ever to fall pregnant. That ... Read full review
Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to MotherhoodUser Review - Maryann JD - Goodreads
a quick, enlightening read. i read ina may's guide to childbirth a few months ago, and a lot of what is covered in this book is also touched upon (often more in-depth) in her book. however, i really ... Read full review