Matrescence: Self-Development in Motherhood - Every Mother Counts Presentation
Presentation given to staff of Every Mother Counts titled: Matrescence: Self-Development in Motherhood
"And I finally found a term – in the anthropology literature – matrescence that like adolescence comes with a complex set of changes physcially, hormonally, personally in terms of identity, socially, etc. I actually had to leave my field to find any compelling material. Including the nursing and midwifery field who were at the frontlines. So I began interviewing many new mothers and heard some very interesting things." - Aurelie Athan, Ph.D.