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Uncertain Motherhood

Uncertain Motherhood
Negotiating the Risks of the Childbearing Years

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June 1994 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
For many women, the issues surrounding motherhood are complex, confusing, and even frightening; infertility, stillbirths, and birth defects are just some of the negative aspects of pregnancy they sometimes face. Uncertain Motherhood presents research on maternal behavior in relation to women who have less than optimal outcomes in pregnancy. The contributors examine mothers' reactions to events as diverse as unwanted pregnancies, livebirths following stillbirths, infertility, at-risk pregnancies, premature births, and carriages resulting in babies with birth defects. Recognizing the need for caregivers to develop a greater understanding of the women's experiences, the editors have assembled and integrated the results of various studies in terms of uncertainty theory, culminating in their proposed model of uncertain motherhood. Unique in its focus, this sensitive and thought-provoking volume is essential reading for professionals and students in all areas of medical and mental health.

Peggy Anne Field et al
Uncertain Motherhood
When All is Not Well in the Childbearing Years

Rhonda Harris
Uncertain Motherhood
The Process of Infertility

Patricia Marck
Unexpected Pregnancy
The Uncharted Land of Women's Experience

Karen McGeary
Uncertain Motherhood
The Influence of Guarding on the Developing Mother-Unborn Child Relationship

Ann Lever Hense
Uncertain Motherhood
Livebirth Following Stillbirth

Barbara Brady-Fryer
Uncertain Motherhood
Becoming the Mother of a Preterm Baby

Gail Diachuk
Uncertain Motherhood
When a Child has a Birth Defect


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ISBN: 9780803955653