By Elly Teman

Birthing a Mother is the 1st ethnography to probe the intimate event 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 girls, interspersed with cross-cultural views of surrogacy within the worldwide context, Teman lines the procedures wherein surrogates relinquish any maternal declare to the infant at the same time meant moms accomplish a sophisticated transition to motherhood. Teman’s groundbreaking research finds that as surrogates psychologically and emotionally disengage from the fetus they bring about, they increase a profound and lasting bond with the meant mother.

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