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In a West African village where Barbara Thompson1 carefully observed women
in labour, it was clear that they were expected to ... 1 Barbara Thompson, 'Infant
Feeding and Child Care in a West African Village', /. of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol.
In West Africa a labouring woman may kneel, with women. 1 Described by
Suzanne Arms in Immaculate Deception, op. tit. 8 Margaret Mead, op. cit. 9
Barbara Thompson, op. tit. 10 Barbara Thompson, op. cit. 92, WOMEN AS
... or bathing in water to which special herbs or colouring substances may be
added. A major threat to the life of babies born under. 9 Barbara Thompson, op.
tit. 10 Barbara Thompson, op. cit. 11 A. W. O. Hassall, Childbirth— a Social Act 93
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