Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Martha Beck
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Chapters 4-6 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 4, Ms. Beck relates how she went shopping in New Hampshire for heavy, oversized clothing she could use to hide her pregnancy. Ms. Beck decided immediately that she did not want anyone at Harvard to know about her pregnancy because she knew they would think her commitment to her studies was not strong enough if they knew. At the same time, John bought suits for his new job.

In Chapter 5, the new semester started and Ms. Beck found herself having to struggle with nausea and exhaustion while attending her classes and teaching a course of her own. At the same time, Ms. Beck had to arrange for some kind of childcare for her daughter, Katie, for the weeks John would be in Asia. This proved more difficult than Ms. Beck expected. When no one answered their ad for...

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