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Author Layne, Linda L.

Title Motherhood lost : a feminist account of pregnancy loss in America / by Linda L. Layne.

Publication Info. New York : Routledge, 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-345) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. My Miscarriage Years -- Ch. 2. Caught in the Middle: Pregnancy Loss at the Turn of the Century -- Ch. 3. Pregnancy-Loss Support -- Ch. 4. Challenges to Narratives of Linear Progress -- Ch. 5. New Reproductive Technologies and the Fetal Subject -- Ch. 6. "He Was a Real Baby with Baby Things": A Material Culture Analysis of Personhood, Parenthood, and Pregnancy Loss -- Ch. 7. "True Gifts from God": Paradoxes of Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Enrichment -- Ch. 8. "Never Such Innocence Again": Irony, Nature, and Technoscience -- Ch. 9. "I Will Never Forget You": Trauma, Memory, and Moral Identity -- Ch. 10. Breaking the Silence: A Feminist Agenda for Pregnancy Loss.
Summary Nearly 20% of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage or stillbirth. Yet pregnancy loss is seldom acknowledged and rarely discussed. Opening the topic to a thoughtful and informed discussion, Linda Layne takes a historical look at pregnancy loss in America, reproductive technologies and the cultural responses surrounding miscarriage. Examining both support groups and the rituals they create to help couples through loss, her analysis offers valuable insight on how material culture contributes to conceptions of personhood. A fascinating examination, Motherhood Lost is also a provocative challenge to feminists and other activists to increase awareness and provide necessary support for this often hidden but critically important topic.
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Subject Motherhood -- United States.
Pregnancy -- Complications -- United States.
Fetal death -- United States.
Abortion, Spontaneous -- psychology.
Fetal Death.
Maternal-Fetal Relations -- psychology.
Self-Help Groups.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Layne, Linda L. Motherhood lost 0415911494 (DLC) 2002021336 (OCoLC)49531026
ISBN 9781135222239 (electronic bk.)
1135222231 (electronic bk.)