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Many talked about the baby's appearance, and a few of them felt rather negative
about it at first, but the predominant theme in the majority of accounts was the
excitement resulting from touch, including the pleasure of holding the baby in
I wasn't at all interested in seeing the baby. All I wanted to do was to go to sleep.'
Another, who felt that the labour was taking place without and in spite of her,
remarked: 'If I had not woken as the baby was being born I would never have ...
Sheila Kitzinger. When a baby is born the mother and child are isolated in an
inner room in a state of ritual impurity for several days, during which time the
baby's horoscope is prepared. The house is purified, but the woman does not go
back to ...
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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
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989