I have recently made a major revision in my book that changes its scope and focus.
As I’ve been writing, I’ve found that I’ve become more interested in exploring how women form their identities as mothers, especially first-time mothers. This turns my book away from a cultural exploration of birth and toward an exploration of the mind. Therefore, I have renamed my book, “Becoming Mother: Narratives of How One Becomes Two.” Instead of focusing on what happened at each stage of becoming a mother, I’m turning toward an exploration of how these experiences work to shape a mother’s identity.
You can read more about this new vision for the book at www.becomingmotherblog.wordpress.com.
Hope to see you there!