Rubin introduced the concept of Maternal Role Attainment in the late nineteen sixties.(Rubin, 1967). She described the maternalrole as a complexcognitive and social process which is learned,reciprocal, and interactive. Maternal identity is considered theculmination or end-point of MRA, characterized by the woman’scomfort in her role. Rubin’s work focused on “traditional”mothers and dealt with MRA from the point of acceptance of the pregnancy to one month postpartum.