Motherhood, Spirituality and Culture

1st Edition

Noelia Molina

Routledge
March 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9781138601376 - CAT# K388023
Series: Routledge Research in Nursing and Midwifery

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Summary

Spiritual care is considered a significant aspect of holistic healing practices, yet the study of spirituality in the transition to motherhood has been scarcely researched. This book explores spiritual skills that may assist women in their changes, challenges and transformations through the transition to motherhood.

This study comprises rich, qualitative data gathered from eleven mothers’ interviews. Results are analysed in two forms: by writing seven unique maternal narratives that elucidate and give voice to the mothers in their transition, and by elucidating six main themes emerging from the analysis: desire/expectations/illusions for mothering; spiritual embodied experiences; instinctual knowing; identity/crisis; connections; and change/transformation.

This book designs a unique framework for qualitative studies of spirituality within motherhood research, by weaving together transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, philosophical practice, spiritual intelligence and the theory of spiritual. It’s a refreshing read for those interested in maternity care, midwifery and mental health.

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