And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch||921 OCON (Text)||39391006880866||Nonfiction||Checked out||07/05/2018|
|Lebanon PL - Lebanon||306.8743 OCO (Text)||34330513224163||Adult - Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780316393843
- ISBN: 0316393843
- Physical Description: v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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).
O'Connell is a smart twenty something 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 curve balls, 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.
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