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Children and Teenagers

Memoirs of An Adoptive Mother

In our book A Womb of Her Own, (Routledge, 2017) author JoAnn Ponder writes of her own experiences as an adoptive mother. She states as follows: I was exhilarated to arrive home after two weeks in China, when Caitlin reached out to me for...


Entanglement

Anxieties of Childbirth

In our book A Womb of Her Own, (Routledge, 2017) author Helena Vissing writes as follows:

Balsam is in line with Holmes (2008) on the potential for psychic restructuring in childbirth: “It seems that the experience of childbirth may be so potent that the regression...


Entanglement

Childbirth: Re-working Freud

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Helena Vissing writes as follows:

Although Freud did leave evidence of academic interest in childbirth, it was greatest earliest in his career, before he developed his theories of envy and the Oedipal complex...


Children and Teenagers

Birth Rights and Ideology

In her volume A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) Author Helena Vissingwrites as follows:

Despite the influences of the Birth Rights Movement over the past decades, we continue to see a significant increase in the medicalization of childbirth as evidenced by increasing Caesarean section...