By Daniel N. Stern, Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, Alison Freeland
According to Dr. Daniel Stern, when a woman gives birth to a child, she becomes a different person -- her mind-set shifts and she finds that she is guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. Dr. Stern has interviewed hundreds of women and in The Birth of a Mother he uses his findings to paint a wonderfully evocative picture of the psychology of motherhood. This book will serve as an invaluable sourcebook for new mothers, validating the often confusing emotions that accompany the development of their new identity. In addition to providing insight into the unique state of motherhood, Dr. Stern touches on related topics such as going back to work, fatherhood, adoption, and premature birth. Beautifully packaged, this book will make an ideal gift for first-time mothers as they exult in an experience that will change their lives forever.