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Navel-Gazing: The Days and Nights of a Mother in the Making
When Jennifer Matesa got pregnant, "accidentally and to her great anxiety, " she began to write a journal -- as she had so many times before -- chronicling her experience, honestly and realistically. Her journal is illustrated and deepened by the perspectives of the pregnant friends (and a sibling) who surrounded her, a loving husband who supported her, a distant mother ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 25th 2001 by Three Rivers Press
(first published 2001)
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A frank honest view of a woman's pregnancy and birth of her first child, as documented by the author's journaling and the pictures taken of her by her photographer through the stages of her pregnancy. I liked the author because I could relate, as she had an English husband and frequently had migraines. Plus she was smart and the book was easy to read and didn't glaze over the uncomfortable parts of pregnancy/childbirth that a lot of books leave out.