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Arrival stories : women share their experiences of becoming mothers / collected by Amy Schumer and Christy Turlington Burns.

Schumer, Amy, (editor.). Turlington, Christy, 1969- (editor.). Williams, Serena, 1981- Fighting to be heard. (Added Author). Montaño, Alysia. I ran for the delivery guy's wife. (Added Author). Lopez, Abby G. Advocate. (Added Author). Tamblyn, Amber. Disembarkment. (Added Author). Shah, Shilpa. Third chance. (Added Author). Turlington, Christy, 1969- Calling. (Added Author). Oster, Emily. Balance. (Added Author). Hansen, Emma, 1990- Space between life and death. (Added Author). Feist. Matriarchy of two. (Added Author). Williams, Amanda. Exchange of breath. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780593230282
  • ISBN: 0593230280
  • Physical Description: xvi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fighting to be heard / by Serena Williams -- I ran for the delivery guy's wife / by Alysia Montaño -- The advocate / by Abby G. Lopez -- The disembarkment / by Amber Tamblyn -- The song of the three bodies, singing / by Amber Tamblyn -- A third chance /by Shilpa Shah -- A calling / by Christy Turlington Burns -- The balance / by Emily Oster -- The space between life and death / by Emma Hansen -- Matriarchy of two / by Leslie Feist -- An exchange of breath / by Amanda Williams -- A new identity / by Angel Geden -- Recovery from perfectionism / by Adrienne Bosh -- A sacred ritual / by Latham Thomas -- My favorite story / by Rachel Feinstein -- Finally filled in / by Ashley Graham -- I prayed anyway / by Jill Scott -- What works for YOU / by La La Anthony-- The birth of a blended family / by Shea Williams -- How rough and beautiful / by Sienna Miller -- Finding my way / by Katrina Yoder -- A love that hurts / by Amy Schumer.
Summary, etc.:
"Two pink lines on a pregnancy test. The primal scream of a woman pushing through her thirty-fifth hour of labor. The moment a still-wet newborn is placed in his mother's open arms after an unexpected c-section. The bottomless love reflected in the eyes of a father seeing his daughter for the first time. The moment a baby latches to her mother's breast. Or the moment that mother decides to switch to formula. Each of these, and so many more, are stories of entering motherhood. Motherhood is an identity, acalling, a battle, a journey. By sharing their experiences, the contributors to Arrival Stories offer an informative and deeply affecting account of what it feels like when a woman first realizes she is a mother. Throughout her difficult pregnancy, and following her frightening labor experience, Amy Schumer found camaraderie and empowerment in hearing birth stories from other women, including that of her friend, activist Christy Turlington Burns. It is through their conversations that the idea for this book was born. Intimate and urgent, Arrival Stories offers a panoramic view of motherhood, and highlights the grave injustices that women of color face in maternal healthcare. It is the perfect book for any expectant or new mother, or for anyone who knows and loves one"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motherhood > Anecdotes.
Childbirth > Anecdotes.
Mother and infant > Anecdotes.
Mothers > Anecdotes.
Discrimination in medical care > Anecdotes.
Maternal health services.

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  • 7 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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North Kansas City Public Library 306.8743 SCHUMER 2022 (Text) 0001002408605 Nonfiction New Available -

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