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 - Ju Transcendancing - Goodreads
This was a really interesting book and a really good read. However, it is worth noting that it is *very* US centric. I took a lot of insight from this about how I want to practice as a midwife ... Read full review
Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to MotherhoodUser Review - Andrea - Goodreads
This book provides an important emotional and intellectual counterpoint to highly medicalized pregnancy advice books. Wolf refers to the "What to Expect" series of books as the "intellectual ... Read full review