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Motherhood Missed: Stories From Women Who Are Childless By Circumstance [paperback]

By: Tonkin, Lois.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, UK Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018Description: 224 p. 20 cm.ISBN: 9781785923371.Summary: Many women expect to become mothers but are childless through social rather than biological reasons - perhaps they haven't met the right person or they prioritised career or education earlier in life. This collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance.
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Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also celebrates the hopefulness and positivity of these women and reveals the alternative routes their lives have taken.

Many women expect to become mothers but are childless through social rather than biological reasons - perhaps they haven't met the right person or they prioritised career or education earlier in life. This collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 19)
  • Introduction (p. 21)
  • Gina, 43, Lives in the US (p. 30)
  • Toni, 46, Lives in New Zealand (p. 36)
  • Andrea, 47, Lives in England (p. 41)
  • Lynne, 39, Lives in New Zealand (p. 46)
  • Molly, 44, Lives in New Zealand (p. 52)
  • Leeann, 42, Lives in Australia (p. 57)
  • Bron, 38, Lives in New Zealand (p. 64)
  • Persephone, 44, Lives in England (p. 69)
  • Sonja, 55, Lives in New Zealand (p. 75)
  • Claudia, 35, Lives in Australia (p. 82)
  • Louise, 40, Lives in New Zealand (p. 87)
  • Hannah, 45, Lives in Spain (p. 91)
  • Maree, 33, Lives in New Zealand (p. 98)
  • Julia, 48, Lives in New Zealand (p. 102)
  • Raewyn, 47, Lives in India (p. 108)
  • Genevieve, 45, Lives in England (p. 117)
  • Holly, 36, Lives in New Zealand (p. 123)
  • Bridget, 43, Lives in New Zealand (p. 128)
  • Yvonne, 46, Lives in England (p. 134)
  • Deborah, 45, Lives in New Zealand (p. 140)
  • Brigitte, 40, Lives in England (p. 145)
  • Georgina, 49, Lives in New Zealand (p. 150)
  • Rebecca, 48, Lives in Australia (p. 156)
  • Rachael, 46, Lives in New Zealand (p. 162)
  • Teena, 47, Lives in New Zealand (p. 168)
  • Rose, 41, Lives in New Zealand (p. 174)
  • Shanti, 46, Lives in England (p. 178)
  • Shelley, 50, Lives in New Zealand (p. 184)
  • Kathryn, 45, Lives in New Zealand (p. 190)
  • Stella, 57, Lives in New Zealand (p. 196)
  • Vicki, 44, Lives in New Zealand (p. 203)
  • Natasha, 55, Lives in England (p. 208)
  • About the Author (p. 217)
  • Index (p. 218)