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... and permits spontaneous emotional processes in mothering to unfold. A
woman who had a long series of obstetric interventions starting in early
pregnancy, each of which necessitated the next, and then an emergency
Caesarean section, ...
The uterus of a woman who has had a previous Caesarean section, and which is
therefore scarred, and that of a woman who has already had a number of babies,
may rupture in an induction unless the contractions are monitored meticulously ...
A mother who had had a Caesarean section woke up to find the baby waiting to
be put in her arms, and holding her baby, 'washed him in tears of joy'. Another
said, 'I didn't feel any emotion when I first saw Catherine lifted out and heard her ...
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
Getting and Not Getting Pregnant
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989