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‘In-between’ Pregnant Bodies

  • Meredith Nash
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

Abstract

This chapter will start to bring together the ideas which have already been introduced, and focus them specifically on corporeality in pregnancy. Early pregnancy presents women with a number of physical and emotional challenges as they try to adjust to this new corporeality. As I shall argue, for the women in my study, the recognition of pregnancy itself was increasingly complex and its ‘discovery’, as well as its embodied and psychological acceptance, relied upon a number of factors. Throughout this chapter, I focus specifically on ‘in-betweenness’ in order to provide a space for more nuanced readings of corporeal ambiguity in early pregnancy.1

Keywords

Weight Gain Body Image Early Pregnancy Birth Centre Pregnancy Weight Gain 
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© Meredith Nash 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meredith Nash
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  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia

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