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Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self$
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Elly Teman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520259638

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001

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the Surrogate's Gift

the Surrogate's Gift

(p.205) CHAPTER 7 the Surrogate's Gift
Birthing a Mother

Elly Teman

University of California Press

This chapter explores the surrogate's experience of the postpartum period, including her reaction to separation from the intended mother and her expectations related to the reciprocation of her efforts in gifting terms. It examines degrees of acknowledgment of the surrogate's gift in the actions of intended mothers and suggests that the degree of acknowledgment can predict the future of the surrogate-intended mother relationship.

Keywords:   surrogates, surrogacy, intended mothers, postpartum period

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