On Becoming A Mother

On Becoming A Mother

Welcoming your New Baby and your New Life With Wisdom From Around the World

Book - 2014
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Having a baby is a private miracle, yet it is also the source of much shared joy. For this reason, women and families in every country and every culture have customs to ensure that the journey into motherhood is marked and remembered.
From favourite proverbs printed on the khangas used to carry African newborns and the origins of the baby shower to the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers make babies cry, each page is filled with inspiration, humour, and insight about the beginnings of parenthood.
This beautifully curated collection of traditions, folk songs, stories, crafts, lessons and advice from mothers around the world is the perfect gift for the new mother or mother-to-be.
Publisher: London : Oneworld, c2014
ISBN: 9781780743899
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 MCCO
Characteristics: 291 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Oct 06, 2014

A fascinating read even if you are not becoming a mother (or have become one long ago). So many interesting anecdotes from around the globe about how pregnant women are cared for, labour endured and babies welcomed.

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