The Motherhood Complex

The Motherhood Complex is a scientific exploration of what it means to become a mother. BBC science journalist, Melissa Hogenboom examines the biological and psychological changes during pregnancy and motherhood, and how these changes influence a woman’s sense of self. From exploring the way our brain changes during pregnancy to the psychological impact of changing physicality, to the intrusion of technology on modern motherhood, Hogenboom will discuss how external events and society at large influences mothers.

This is a different type of parenting book, rather than a book on ‘parenting’, it’s a book about the ‘parents’. Interweaving her personal experience as a working mother of two, Hogenboom extends the parenting book to focus on what is so often ignored, the impact that motherhood has on one’s identity.

Cover coming soon…

The Motherhood Complex is available to preorder from the following places:




With wit, erudition and a mastery of her sources, she is the perfect guide to the levels of change in our identity that motherhood brings.”

Holly Harley, Little, Brown
%d bloggers like this: