Monica Dux: The Happy Gestator
Pregnancy is natural, healthy and fun. Yeah, right. When Melbourne writer and procreator Monica Dux got pregnant she failed to see what all the joy was meant to be about. Here, Monica grapples with her failure to glow, let alone spark, during her pregnancies and asks, what’s with the contemporary push for pregnant women to be so damn happy?
Monica Dux is a columnist with the Age, and the author of Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting) (2013), co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the forthcoming anthology Mothermorphosis (April 2015). She can be heard regularly on ABC radio and 3RRR, and has published widely, especially on women’s issues. Monica is a founding board member of the Stella Prize.