Chapter

the Surrogate's Gift

Elly Teman

in Birthing a Mother

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780520259638
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945852 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520259638.003.0008
the Surrogate's Gift

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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

Chapter.  12835 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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