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Motherhood missed : stories of loss and living from women who are childless by circumstance / Lois Tonkin ; foreword by Jody Day.

By: Tonkin, Lois.
Contributor(s): Day, Jody [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 224 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785923371 (paperback); 1785923374 (paperback).Subject(s): Childlessness | MotherhoodDDC classification: 306.8743
Contents:
Gina, 43, Lives in the US -- Toni, 46, Lives in New Zealand -- Andrea, 47, Lives in England -- Lynne, 39, Lives in New Zealand -- Molly, 44, Lives in New Zealand -- Leeann, 42, Lives in Australia -- Bron, 38, Lives in New Zealand -- Persephone, 44, Lives in England -- Sonja, 55, Lives in New Zealand -- Claudia, 35, Lives in Australia -- Louise, 40, Lives in New Zealand -- Hannah, 45, Lives in Spain -- Maree, 33, Lives in New Zealand -- Julia, 48, Lives in New Zealand -- Raewyn, 47, Lives in India -- Genevieve, 45, Lives in England -- Holly, 36, Lives in New Zealand -- Bridget, 43, Lives in New Zealand -- Yvonne, 46, Lives in England -- Deborah, 45, Lives in New Zealand -- Brigitte, 40, Lives in England -- Georgina, 49, Lives in New Zealand -- Rebecca, 48, Lives in Australia -- Rachael, 46, Lives in New Zealand -- Teena, 47, Lives in New Zealand -- Rose, 41, Lives in New Zealand -- Shanti, 46, Lives in England -- Shelley, 50, Lives in New Zealand -- Kathryn, 45, Lives in New Zealand -- Stella, 57, Lives in New Zealand -- Vicki, 44, Lives in New Zealand -- Natasha, 55, Lives in England.
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. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance. Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance.

Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.

Includes index.

Gina, 43, Lives in the US -- Toni, 46, Lives in New Zealand -- Andrea, 47, Lives in England -- Lynne, 39, Lives in New Zealand -- Molly, 44, Lives in New Zealand -- Leeann, 42, Lives in Australia -- Bron, 38, Lives in New Zealand -- Persephone, 44, Lives in England -- Sonja, 55, Lives in New Zealand -- Claudia, 35, Lives in Australia -- Louise, 40, Lives in New Zealand -- Hannah, 45, Lives in Spain -- Maree, 33, Lives in New Zealand -- Julia, 48, Lives in New Zealand -- Raewyn, 47, Lives in India -- Genevieve, 45, Lives in England -- Holly, 36, Lives in New Zealand -- Bridget, 43, Lives in New Zealand -- Yvonne, 46, Lives in England -- Deborah, 45, Lives in New Zealand -- Brigitte, 40, Lives in England -- Georgina, 49, Lives in New Zealand -- Rebecca, 48, Lives in Australia -- Rachael, 46, Lives in New Zealand -- Teena, 47, Lives in New Zealand -- Rose, 41, Lives in New Zealand -- Shanti, 46, Lives in England -- Shelley, 50, Lives in New Zealand -- Kathryn, 45, Lives in New Zealand -- Stella, 57, Lives in New Zealand -- Vicki, 44, Lives in New Zealand -- Natasha, 55, Lives in England.

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. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance. Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.

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)