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Summary

In Misconceptions, best-selling author Naomi Wolf demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth.

With uncompromising honesty, she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers of the OB/GYN establishment lacked compassion. The weeks after her first daughter's birth taught her how society, employers, and even husbands can manipulate new mothers. She had bewildering postpartum depression, but learned that a surprisingly high percentage of women experience it.

Wolf's courageous willingness to talk about the unexpected difficulties of childbirth will help every woman become a more knowledgeable planner of her pregnancy and better prepare her for the challenges of balancing a career, freedom, and a growing family. Invaluable in its advice to parents, Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected - personally, medically, or professionally - to a new mother.

©2003 Naomi Wolf (P)2018 Tantor

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Although a little outdated as I feel it relates more to my parents generation and their particular issues. I still found this book really interesting and enjoyable. I relayed to many of the issues as a new mother myself

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  • 03-08-21

necessary

so inspirational, with necessary information to advance this movement for mother's, and soon to be mom's. Also for older mom's now understanding their birth story. 👏 ❤

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  • Victoria
  • 08-10-18

very interesting take, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

not for everyone I agree but if you are open minded and don't just believe everything your doctor's office tells you then it's a great book! I would recommend to all of my open minded pregnant Mama's and their partners!