Meaghan O'ConnellI still am trying to do the right thing, but I know what the right thing is for me and my family now, instead of the best thing I could find in a book. Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. She wrote it for anyone who might have a baby someday, or anyone who knows someone who might have a baby one day, or anyone who once had a baby themselves. What came out of those sessions was a wise, essential memoir about pregnancy and motherhood — but also about dealing with life when it veers off the expected tracks. We spoke to O'Connell about postpartum depression, baby names, and why it seems honest accounts like hers are all too scarce, even in
And Now We Have Everything
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I often tell people that becoming a mother was equal parts wonderful and abysmally dark and get blank stares, but here it is: a tale like mine, articulated with clarity and wit! I'm excited to be able to recommend this honest and relatable account of modern pregnancy and motherhood. If you need assistance with this website, please contact us. By Meaghan O'Connell. Add to Wish List. And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother.
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I read them all. Should nothing but stories concerning pregnancy and early motherhood be published for the next 10 years, it would hardly redress the vast historical imbalance between what humans experience and what has been judged worth documenting. More English language literature has probably been written about medieval jousting than about childbirth. What if everyone worried less about giving women a bad impression of motherhood? As further ineffective epidurals were administered she shouted that she wanted to die. Then, at last, she had a caesarean section.