Image of the Child in Expectant Mothers
psychologist, charity foundation "Volunteers to help orphans", Moscow, Russia
One of the most important aspects of readiness for motherhood in a pregnant woman is well-developed image of her child. Development of an image of the child in pregnancy has specific features in contrast with the other ways of development of an image of a significant Other, described in psychology. This article deals with the ideas on development of an image of the child elaborated by contemporary Russian psychologists. It is illustrated with drawings of expectant mothers - the research participants.
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