Dr Margo Lowy
I have always been intrigued about the psychology and meaning behind human relationships. In 1978, I completed a Bachelor of Social Work, and two years after that I had my first child who was easily conceived. After experiencing seven years of secondary infertility, I had my second child in 1989. In August 1997, a few months before giving birth to my third child, I completed my research masters thesis “Coping with infertility: A social work perspective”.
In the early 2000s I started a part-time psychotherapy practice, which led to my PhD in 2017, “The Maternal Experience: Encounters of Ambivalence and Love”. In 2018 I accepted a book contract to turn my research into an academic book, with the same title, about maternal ambivalence, which launched in 2020.
My mothering has not been a simple, straightforward path. My three children were born in different decades of my life, my 20s, 30s and 40s. I have taken a trip into the unknown and learnt the truth of the words “Man plans and G-d laughs”. Our dreams and expectations about our lives rarely match reality
''The Maternal Experience''
‘The Maternal Experience’ explores the powerful and dynamic nature of maternal ambivalence and disrupts the conventional narrative of the mother’s lived experience by arguing that encounters with conflicting feelings are both universal and have the capacity to stimulate and enrich her maternal love.