Life After Birth

Life After Birth

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Forget about the baby for just one minute; what about you? New motherhood changes everything. Few women are prepared for the radical shifts in identity, emotional intensity and relations with friends, family and the father of their child. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book that first bust the conspiracy of silence surrounding the upheaval of new motherhood, Kate Figes draws on medical and historical research, the invention of 'good' motherhood as well as personal testimony to reassure new mothers everywhere that they are not only normal if they find things difficult, but also doing fine.The book was passed around covertly at antenatal groups, and countless women have told me how helpful they found it when they had their first ... I read my way through the literature in the Royal College of Midwives library (the Royal College of Obstetricians and ... For there is a period of upheaval and transition after the birth of a baby and we are not bad mothers when we find that period hard.

Title:Life After Birth
Author:Kate Figes
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-03-07


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