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Author O'Connell, Meaghan, author.

Title And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.

Publication Info. New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  B O'CONNELL, MEAGHAM    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  306.874 O'CONNELL    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  306.8743 OCO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.874 OCO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B O'CONNELL, M.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B O'CONNELL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  306.8743 O'CONNELL    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  306.874 O'CONNELL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-O'CONNELL, M.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Baby fever -- Holding patterns (1 to 41.5) -- A birth story -- Sleepless nights -- A certain kind of mammal -- Slacker parent -- Maternal instincts -- Dry spell -- Extra room (1 to 26).
Summary O'Connell is a smart twentysomething who treats her pregnancy like a new project, researching and planning. She envisions a natural birth and a year of wholesome breast feeding. But things do not go as she expects. Life throws curveballs, and after 40 hours of contractions, she opts for a C-section. She manages to nurse for a year but resents her baby's control over her body. This is not a book about the wonders of motherhood but about the tension between culturally inherited ideals and the realities of lived, bodily experience.
Subject O'Connell, Meaghan.
Mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Single mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Motherhood -- Anecdotes.
Unplanned pregnancy -- Anecdotes.
First pregnancy -- Anecdotes.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Decision making.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
First pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title On motherhood before I was ready
ISBN 9780316393843 (hardcover)
0316393843 (hardcover)
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