Pregnancy: The Inside Story [NOOK Book]

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The author draws on thousands of hours of listening to mothers to explore various aspects of 'the inside story'. She answers such questions as: What meanings does childbearing have in the internal world? How does a pregnant woman live with two people under her skin? What is the expectant partner's experience? Which dreams, fears and fantasies proliferate around pregnancy and birth? 215 pages.
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Pregnancy: The Inside Story

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Overview

The author draws on thousands of hours of listening to mothers to explore various aspects of 'the inside story'. She answers such questions as: What meanings does childbearing have in the internal world? How does a pregnant woman live with two people under her skin? What is the expectant partner's experience? Which dreams, fears and fantasies proliferate around pregnancy and birth? 215 pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780497365
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 484 KB

Meet the Author

Joan Raphael-Leff is Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, U.K.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Conceived Fantasies 7
2 Pandora's Box 26
3 The Placental Paradigm 48
4 The Place of Paternity 54
5 A Model of Differing Orientations 64
6 Changing Relationships 76
7 Conceived Realities - Technological Gains - and Loss 93
8 The Birth 109
9 Different Approaches to Parenting - Facilitators, Regulators and Reciprocators 129
10 Journey to the Interior - Pre- and Perinatal Psychotherapy 154
11 Therapy in Early Parenthood 176
Epilogue 191
App Vulnerability During Childbearing 193
Bibliography 206
Index 212
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