The Maternal Body: Pregnancy, Child-Rearing and Birth Control

@inproceedings{Christie2018TheMB,
  title={The Maternal Body: Pregnancy, Child-Rearing and Birth Control},
  author={N. Christie and Michael Gauvreau},
  year={2018}
}
This chapter focuses upon Gwyneth’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth, to show how she continued to view herself, and later her child, in distinctly sexualized terms, indicating a conversance with the ideas of Sigmund Freud. She invoked modern techniques of child-rearing as a distinct strategy to distinguish her ideas from the old-fashioned and less scientific ones propounded by her mother. Besides examining the way in which Harry and Gwyneth adopted modern ideas regarding birth control… Expand