Women's Health Communication

Women's Health Communication : High-Risk Pregnancy and Premature Birth Narratives

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Pregnancy Narratives examines the stories of women who undergo complications during the reproductive process such as difficult conception, miscarriage, still birth, premature labor, and premature delivery. Hall calls attention to how the stories of pregnancy and birth that women hear prior to their pregnancy shape the narratives they later tell of their own traumatic experiences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 161 x 237 x 29mm | 662g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739195867
  • 9780739195864

Table of contents

Chapter 1: My Story Chapter 2: Pregnancy and Narratives Chapter 3: Pregnancy as a Cultural Phenomenon Chapter 4: This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me Chapter 5: The Comparison Game Chapter 6: Tell Me More...But Wait, Don't Chapter 7: As Seen on TV Chapter 8: Terrible Pregnancies and Traumatic Births Chapter 9: Life in the NICU Chapter 10: Life after the NICU Chapter 11: The Emotional Journey
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Review quote

A vivid description of the joys and challenges of high risk pregnancy outcomes. This narrative is well-balanced with data while bringing to life the lived experiences of women and is a must read for all MCH professionals. -- Suruchi Sood, Drexel University
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About Jennifer Gibb Hall

Jennifer Hall is lecturer at Purdue University in the Communication Department and adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University.
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