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Dr. Meredith Nash

California
As celebrity-driven cultural images of pregnancy are dictating how women should look and feel during pregnancy, The Baby Bump Project, founded by Dr. Meredith Nash seeks to reveal how everyday women struggle with the pressures be pregnant and perfect. Far removed from the glossy image of the baby... Full Bio
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As celebrity-driven cultural images of pregnancy are dictating how women should look and feel during pregnancy, The Baby Bump Project, founded by Dr. Meredith Nash seeks to reveal how everyday women struggle with the pressures be pregnant and perfect. Far removed from the glossy image of the baby bump as a fashionable appendage, this blog sheds light on the glaring gap between the fantasy world of designer nappy bags, four-wheel drive prams and designer maternity jeans and the real experiences of pregnant women. The result of hundreds of conversations with everyday women and many others too, this blog gives an up-tp-the minute account of what it's like to be pregnant today. Full of information about breastfeeding, birthing, pregnancy, body image, motherhood and fertility, The Baby Bump Project is your source for incisive, witty writing about the things that matter most to mothers. Dr. Meredith Nash has a Phd in Gender Studies from the University of Melbourne. Her PhD looks at pregnancy and body image in a sample of women in Melbourne, Australia. She also received her MA in Gender Studies and Development from the University in Melbourne in which she explored 3D ultrasonography and maternal-foetal relationships. Meredith also holds a BSc in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her current research interests include pregnancy, body image, birth, celebrity, obesity/fat, issues of gender and popular culture. Contact Meredith on babybumpproject[at]yahoo.com.au with your questions or stories about pregnancy.