Infertility and Non-Traditional Family Building

From Assisted Reproduction to Adoption in the Media

  • Rebecca¬†Feasey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rebecca Feasey
    Pages 249-257
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 259-276

About this book


This book examines the representation of infertility, assisted reproduction, miscarriage, adoption and surrogacy in a wide range of media, including blogs, vlogs, social media posts and factual programming. In so doing, it illustrates how pregnancy loss, involuntary childlessness and non-traditional mothering are being depicted across the media landscape. Whilst the topic of motherhood has emerged as a significant area of academic debate, narratives of unsuccessful or unconventional mothering have remained largely absent, even at a time when there is a growing conversation about infertility online. Timely, pertinent and original, the book demonstrates the importance of a broader and more informed cultural discussion about fertility and family building


motherhood infertility adoption pregnancy miscarriage surrogacy fostering maternal practices

Authors and affiliations

  • Rebecca¬†Feasey
    • 1
  1. 1.The School of Creative IndustriesBath Spa UniversityBathUK

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