Raising Wildlings

Maternal Ambivalence with Dr. Margo Lowy

March 09, 2021 Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell Season 2 Episode 9
Raising Wildlings
Maternal Ambivalence with Dr. Margo Lowy
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Raising Wildlings
Maternal Ambivalence with Dr. Margo Lowy
Mar 09, 2021 Season 2 Episode 9
Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell

If someone asks you about your role as a mother, you may be quick to say it is the most rewarding experience of your life right? But is it? Do you always feel that way? Motherhood brings us to the depth of all our emotions. Mothers have many varying and contradictory feelings that are not talked about publicly. As well as experiencing love, most experience fleeting feelings of hate. These difficult feelings actually strengthen and fuel a mother's love for their child. Today we explore the idea of maternal ambivalence with Dr. Margo Lowy.

👉  Dr. Margo unveils the truth about

  • What ambivalence truly means
  • Motherhood ambivalence
  • The social and personal expectations surrounding mothers and motherhood and the impacts of these expectations
  • Mother myth busting
  • Undoing the societal conditioning about mothers being on their “best behavior” all of the time
  • How we fuel our growing love for our child

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👉  Links and Resources

https://www.drmargolowy.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-margo-lowy-a88a91200/

https://www.facebook.com/margo.lowy.9/

Insta @drmargolowy

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👉 Guest Details

Dr. Margo Lowy is a psychotherapist with an interest in mothering and women’s reproductive health. She completed her PhD and her Research Masters at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, investigating the fields of maternal ambivalence and infertility. Her doctorate, completed in 2017, was titled "Maternal experience: Encounters with ambivalence and love" and followed by a book of the same name released late last year. In the book, Dr. Lowy disrupts the accepted maternal discourse by insisting that uncomfortable feelings, including hatred, are an inescapable part of most mother’s experiences, and fuel her love for her child. Dr. Lowy is now working on her second book aimed at new mothers and their support groups.

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Show Notes

If someone asks you about your role as a mother, you may be quick to say it is the most rewarding experience of your life right? But is it? Do you always feel that way? Motherhood brings us to the depth of all our emotions. Mothers have many varying and contradictory feelings that are not talked about publicly. As well as experiencing love, most experience fleeting feelings of hate. These difficult feelings actually strengthen and fuel a mother's love for their child. Today we explore the idea of maternal ambivalence with Dr. Margo Lowy.

👉  Dr. Margo unveils the truth about

  • What ambivalence truly means
  • Motherhood ambivalence
  • The social and personal expectations surrounding mothers and motherhood and the impacts of these expectations
  • Mother myth busting
  • Undoing the societal conditioning about mothers being on their “best behavior” all of the time
  • How we fuel our growing love for our child

👉  Opt In

For Animal Yoga and other free downloads here

👉  Links and Resources

https://www.drmargolowy.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-margo-lowy-a88a91200/

https://www.facebook.com/margo.lowy.9/

Insta @drmargolowy

Media Release

Beyond blue

👉 Guest Details

Dr. Margo Lowy is a psychotherapist with an interest in mothering and women’s reproductive health. She completed her PhD and her Research Masters at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, investigating the fields of maternal ambivalence and infertility. Her doctorate, completed in 2017, was titled "Maternal experience: Encounters with ambivalence and love" and followed by a book of the same name released late last year. In the book, Dr. Lowy disrupts the accepted maternal discourse by insisting that uncomfortable feelings, including hatred, are an inescapable part of most mother’s experiences, and fuel her love for her child. Dr. Lowy is now working on her second book aimed at new mothers and their support groups.

👉 Wildlings Forest School Contact Details

Website

Facebook

Instagram

👉 Did You Enjoy This Episode? 

If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much.

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