Utilising her wealth of material and experience, the author explores various aspects of 'the inside story' of pregnancy. She answers such questions as: What meanings does childbearing have in the internal world? How does a pregnant woman live with two people under her skin? What is the expectant partner's experience? Which dreams, fears and fantasies proliferate around pregnancy and birth?

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

Conceived Fantasies

chapter 2|22 pages

Pandora’s Box

chapter 3|6 pages

The Placental Paradigm

chapter 4|10 pages

The Place of Paternity

chapter 5|12 pages

A Model of Differing Orientations

chapter 6|17 pages

Changing Relationships

chapter 8|20 pages

The Birth

chapter 11|15 pages

Therapy in Early Parenthood

chapter |1 pages