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And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.

O'Connell, Meaghan, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fayette Co PL - Connersville 306.874 OCO (Text) 39230031874470 Adult New Books Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316393843
  • ISBN: 0316393843
  • Physical Description: v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

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).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: O'Connell, Meaghan.
Mothers > United States > Biography.
Single mothers > United States > Biography.
Motherhood > Anecdotes.
Unplanned pregnancy > Anecdotes.
First pregnancy > Anecdotes.
First pregnancy > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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