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She often finds it difficult to get the information she is seeking from health care
professionals, to whom she spontaneously turns because they are available in
the antenatal clinic, and says they are 'too rushed', that it is 'just like a conveyor
... about the community was 'You be getting fat!'— meaning 'Maybe you're
pregnant', or to a teenage girl, 'When you coming to clinic?' (the antenatal clinic).
Both remarks caused great delight and smiles all round. It is very different from
The organization of many antenatal clinics incorporates procedures which many
patients find humiliating. We have seen already that the antenatal clinic can be
an ordeal for any woman. Patients wait, with their specimens, in rows, and ...
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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
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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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