Life After Birth by Elizabeth Withey
True Stories from the First Year of Parenthood

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Life After Birth is an eloquent, intensely personal collection of columns that Edmonton Journal writer Elizabeth Withey penned during her first year of motherhood. Brave, original and very funny, these 33 stories capture the culture shock that is being a new parent. Withey's love for her son, and the written word, shows as she covers a range of topics: an emergency C-section, breastfeeding gaucherie, formula guilt, marital conflict, new parent nookie, pool blowouts, road travel, air travel, mountain getaways, pet heartbreak, sleep deprivation, sleep training, postpartum depression, that first day of daycare, even a trip to the dump to see where disposable diapers go to die.


About Elizabeth Withey

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Elizabeth Withey grew up in rural Saskatchewan and studied at the University of Victoria and University of Oxford. She has worked as a staff writer at the Edmonton Journal since 2004. Her feature stories and columns have earned numerous prizes, including a 2012 Society for Feature Journalism award (first prize, general commentary) and a 2009 National Newspaper Award citation of merit (arts & entertainment). She lives in Edmonton.
Published September 4, 2012 by Edmonton Journal. 50 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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