Labor Day

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  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • Labor Day
  • Eleanor Henderson
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 0374239320

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Labor Day Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profaneIt s an elemental, almost animalistic urge the expectant mother s hunger for birth narratives Bookstores are filled with month by month pregnancy manuals, but the shelves are virtually empty of artful, entertaining, unvarnished accounts of labor and delivery the stories that new mothers need most Here is a book that transcends the limits of how to guides and honors the act of childbirth in the twenty first century Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon have gathered true birth stories by women who have made self expression their business, including Cheryl Strayed, Julia Glass, Lauren Groff, Dani Shapiro, and many other luminaries In Labor Day, you ll read about women determined to give birth naturally and others begging for epidurals women who pushed for hours and women whose labors were over practically before they d started women giving birth to twins and to ten pound babies These women give birth in the hospital, at home, in bathtubs, and, yes, even in the car Some revel in labor, some fear labor, some feel defeated by labor, some are fulfilled by it and all are amazed by it You will laugh, weep, squirm, perhaps groan in recognition, and undoubtedly gasp with surprise And then you ll call every mother or mother to be that you know and say You MUST read Labor Day. New Download [ Labor Day ] author [ Eleanor Henderson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Labor Day

  1. Lightreads says:

    For context, I should note that my response to this collection probably has a lot to do with the fact that I read two thirds of it while repeatedly slamming my head into the emotional brick wall that is a stubborn breech baby So in one respect, this collection was helpful because pretty much any group of birth stories, in the aggregate, will be all about how this shit doesn t go to plan It just doesn t It is peripherally comforting to remember that, as one s plans crumble around one s ears.On For context, I should note that my response to this collection probably has a lot to do with the fact that I read two thirds of it while repeatedly slamming my head into the emotional brick wall that is a stubborn breech baby So in one respect, this collection was helpful because pretty much any group of birth stories, in the aggregate, will be all about how this shit doesn t go to plan It just doesn t It is peripherally comforting to remember that, as one s plans crumble around one s ears.On the other hand This is a collection of stories of singleton births and twin births births in the hospital, at home, the birth center, ...

  2. Edan says:

    I have an essay in this anthology, but I am rating this based on the work by my fellow contributors, women like Cheryl Strayed, Joanna Smith Rakoff, Dani Shapiro, and many, many,This anthology offers so many diverse ...

  3. Jessica says:

    WHITE LADY BABY FEELINGS TIME Still worth reading if you re pregnant or have been pregnant, but don t buy it I got RULL tired of the incessant the only good birth is the home unmedicated natural birth and any other birth is only worthy of lesser assholes who feed their children food w...

  4. Erin says:

    I just gorged on thirty birth stories, and my head is spinning I remember the first couple of birth stories I ever heard, pregnant with my first baby Tearing skin, stitches, blood and mess, pooping, all things I had not ever associated with these women I thought I knew And yet, those stories helped me through the pregnancy and helped me to see both the variety and the sameness of each childbirth These birth stories included here provide much the same reminder.Each story is different, I just gorged on thirty birth stories, and my head is spinning I remember the first couple of birth stories I ever heard, pregnant with my first baby Tearing skin, stitches, blood and mess, pooping, all things I had not ever associated with these women I thought I knew And yet, those stories helped me through the pregnancy and helped me to see both the variety and the sameness of each childbirth These birth stories included here provide much the same reminder.Each story is different, although they all blend together They address first births, miscarriages, c sections, inductions, lovely medical professionals, horrid medical professionals, dashed expectations, pain, support, struggle, strength, ...

  5. Chris says:

    I liked most of the stories in this book, but I would have appreciatedof the I would like as many drugs as possible, please variety Most of the births here were, or were intended to be non medicated, and the authors were pretty judgy about epidurals and c sections Like the u...

  6. Amy! says:

    I love birth stories, so this is right up my alley I only recognized a couple of the writers included in this book, but all the stories were fascinating and well written Some of them were deeply sad, but I appreciated that even the ones that started with loss ended with a healthy baby.

  7. Emily says:

    Some were great, some were terrifying especially while pregnant , most were written really well, and almost all of them made me cry.2018 Reading Challenge A book with an ugly cover

  8. Destinee Sutton says:

    So I m six months pregnant and getting tired of reading blah prose about pregnancy and birth I was really excited to find a book of essays about childbirth by great writers Finally A pregnancy book the English major in me can sink her teeth into really the English major in me should say, into which she can sink her teeth Now, I liked this book for the quality of the writing, but I m going to say that I sort of regret reading it If you re a pregnant lady trying to prepare for an So I m six months pregnant and getting tired of reading blah prose about pregnancy and birth I was really excited to find a book of essays about childbirth by great writers Finally A pregnancy book the English major in me can sink her teeth into really the English major in me should say, into which she can sink her teeth Now, I liked this book for the quality of the writing, but I m going to say that I sort of regret reading it If you re a pregnant lady trying to prepare for an unmedicated home birth as I am , this is not the book for you Many of the stories are horrifying My last midwife appointment was full of me relating stories from this book and Shari assuring me, That s very rare It s almost impossible to shelter yourself from negative birth stories nowadays, but you certainly don t have to read this book and freak yourself out So many of the stories start with some version of, I really wanted to have an unmedica...

  9. Kim says:

    This was a lovely read Just lovely I can t help itonce I had children, I became addicted to birth stories There really is something magical about that moment when you move from non mother to mother I loved this collection of stories because the stories were so personal and so full of varied emotions Each had its own context and aftermath, and reading each was like being invited into someone s personal and sacred space I laughed, and, yes, I cried at times.I gave it four stars vs five This was a lovely read Just lovely I can t help itonce I had children, I became addicted to birth stories There really is something magical about that moment when you move from non mother to mother I loved this collection of stories because the stories were so personal and so full of varied emotions Each had its own context and aftermath, and reading each was like being invited into someone ...

  10. Sherbert says:

    Good for pregnant women who are not easily alarmed Really nice to read birth stories penned by good, thoughtful writers.