By Elly Teman

Birthing a Mother is the 1st ethnography to probe the intimate adventure of gestational surrogate motherhood. during this superbly written and insightful ebook, Elly Teman exhibits how surrogates and meant moms rigorously negotiate their cooperative recreation. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork between Jewish Israeli ladies, interspersed with cross-cultural views of surrogacy within the international context, Teman lines the techniques wherein surrogates relinquish any maternal declare to the child whilst meant moms accomplish a sophisticated transition to motherhood. Teman’s groundbreaking research unearths that as surrogates psychologically and emotionally disengage from the fetus they create, they improve a profound and lasting bond with the meant mother.

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