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Pathways and Barriers to Parenthood

Existential Concerns Regarding Fertility, Pregnancy, and Early Parenthood

Editors: Taubman-Ben-Ari, Orit (Ed.)

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  • Examines the transition to parenthood from a multidisciplinary perspective, informed by the   approach of positive psychology
  • Introduces new issues of the transition of parenthood and to infertility from a holistic developmental approach
  • Challenges the existential and affective aspects of parenting, discussing aspects of parenting in relation to broader life challenges and projects
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About this book

This volume explores the transition to parenthood from a holistic developmental approach, relating to barriers such as fertility problems and traumatic childbirth, as well as pathways such as positive experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. It presents an extended process, beginning with infertility issues, continuing with subjects pertaining to decisions regarding parenthood, pregnancy and birth, and ending with the early stages of parenthood from a positive psychology perspective. The volume draws on theories of resilience, meaning, terror management, and attachment, and considers psychological, sociological, legal, policy, medical, and therapy issues. It relates to the developmental needs of individuals and couples, as well as to the role played by family, society, and the media, offering a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of the latest topics.

About the authors

Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari is a psychologist and professor at the Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work at Bar Ilan University in Israel. For over fifteen years she has been studying intergenerational relationships and personal growth following life transitions and stress-related events, such as the transition to parenthood and grandparenthood, and coping with infertility. Her scholarly publications were among the first to introduce the construct of personal growth to the discourse on life transitions. She is interested in exploring both the deleterious and positive or constructive predispositions and outcomes within families coping with various stress-related events. She has published extensively on these issues in international journals.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Giving Birth to Meaning: Understanding Parenthood Through the Psychology of Meaning in Life

    Pages 1-17

    Morse, Jessica L. (et al.)

  • The Experience of Infertility: An Unexpected Barrier in the Transition to Parenthood

    Pages 19-37

    Peterson, Brennan (et al.)

  • In Pursuit of Parenthood: The Highs and Lows of Fertility Treatment

    Pages 39-57

    Skvirsky, Vera (et al.)

  • Fertility Problems and Fertility Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Kenya

    Pages 59-82

    Bos, Henny M. W. (et al.)

  • Fertility Treatment Through the Eyes of the Media: Words, Metaphors, and Images in Israeli Media Coverage of Fertility and Fertility Treatment

    Pages 83-99

    Ben Shlomo, Shirley (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24864-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24863-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathways and Barriers to Parenthood
Book Subtitle
Existential Concerns Regarding Fertility, Pregnancy, and Early Parenthood
Editors
  • Orit Taubman-Ben-Ari
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24864-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24864-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24863-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 341
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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