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

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 306.8743 ARR (Text) 33500013593249 New Available -

Record details

  • 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, a poem / 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, a calling, 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.
Author Notes

Amy Schumer is one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. She is the recipient of a Peabody Award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. She was raised in New York City and Long Island and is a mother.

Christy Turlington Burns is the founder and CEO of Every Mother Counts. Christy’s work in maternal health began after experiencing a childbirth related complication in 2003—an experience that would later inspire her to direct and produce the documentary feature film No Woman, No Cry, about the challenges women face throughout pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Under Christy’s leadership, Every Mother Counts has invested over $20 million in programs in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States focused on making pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for every mother, everywhere.

Subject: Motherhood > Anecdotes.
Childbirth > Anecdotes.
Mother and infant > Anecdotes.
Mothers > Anecdotes.
Discrimination in medical care > Anecdotes.
Maternal health services.
Discrimination in medical care.
Maternal health services.
Mother and infant.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Personal narratives.

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