The Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever by Daniel N. SternThe Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever by Daniel N. Stern

The Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever

byDaniel N. Stern, Nadia Bruschweiler-SternAs told byAlison Freeland

Paperback | December 6, 1998

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As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values.As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most startling way, having a child will influence all of your closest relationships and redefine your role in your family's history. The charting of this remarkable, new realm is the subject of this compelling book.Renowned psychiatrist Daniel N. Stern has joined forces with pediatrician and child psychiatrist Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern and journalist Alison Freeland to paint a wonderfully evocative picture of the psychology of motherhood. At the heart ofThe Birth of a Motheris an arresting premise: Just as a baby develops physically in utero and after birth, so a mother is born psychologically in the many months that precede and follow the birth of her baby.The recognition of this inner transformation emerges from hundreds of interviews with new mothers and decades of clinical experience. Filled with revealing case studies and personal comments from women who have shared this experience, this book will serve as an invaluable sourcebook for new mothers, validating the often confusing emotions that accompany the development of this new identity. In addition to providing insight into the unique state of motherhood, the authors touch on related topics such as going back to work, fatherhood, adoption, and premature birth.During pregnancy, mothers-to-be talk about morning sickness and their changing bodies, and new mothers talk about their exhaustion, the benefits of nursing or bottle-feeding, and the dilemma of whether or when they should return to work. And yet, they can be strangely mute about the dramatic and often overwhelming changes going on in their inner lives. Finally, withThe Birth of a Mother, these powerful feelings are eloquently put into words.
Daniel N. Stern, M.D.,is a professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical Center–New York Hospital. An expert in the mother-infant relationship, he is the author ofThe Interpersonal World of the Infant and The Diary of a Baby.Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, M.D.,is a pedi...
Title:The Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You ForeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 6, 1998Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465015670

ISBN - 13:9780465015672

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When women become mothers, they experience a unique psychological transformation. The Birth of a Mother explores how the motherhood experience forever changes the lives of women. Discover the gamut of emotions and feelings pregnant women feel and why this is a completely normal occurrence. This impeccable resource features practical advice and information to comfort new mothers. Daniel Stern is a professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and the best-selling author of Diary of a Baby and The Interpersonal World of the Infant.