‘In-between’ Pregnant Bodies
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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
KeywordsWeight Gain Body Image Early Pregnancy Birth Centre Pregnancy Weight Gain
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