Synopses & Reviews
When a woman gives birth to a child, her life is altered forever and in ways she might never expect. Expectations presents 30 new mothers and their thoughts on that life-changing event. Through profound, touching interviews and dynamic portraits of mother and child, Laurie Wagner and Anne Hamersky -- both with young ones themselves -- offer a view of motherhood in all its contradictions and contentment. Working moms, women who swore they'd never have kids, mothers of triplets, moms from all walks of life speak out in these refreshingly frank discussions of relationships, the body, self-image, careers, worry, joy, and so much more. A celebration and an exploration, this beautiful volume is a journey into the uniquely intimate relationship between mother and child.