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The Birth of a Mother


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* Introduction: The Motherhood Mindset Preparing To Be A Mother * Pregnancy: Preparation for Your New Identity * Giving Birth: A Time of Transition * Self-fulfilling Prophecies and New Roles A Mother Is Born * Ensuring Your Babys Survival * Loving: The Intimate Responsibility * Seeking Affirmation * One Mother Speaks * The Diary of Joey and His Mother A Mother Adapts * Special Needs: Premature or Handicapped Babies * Your CareerWhen? * Husbands and Fathers

About the Author

Daniel N. Stern, M.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical centre-New York Hospital. An expert in the mother-infant relationship, he is the author of The Interpersonal World of the Infant and The Diary of a Baby.Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, M.D., is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist in Geneva, Switzerland.Alison Freeland, a freelance writer and the author of The Journey to Motherhood, currently works as a reporter for Vermont Public Radio.

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