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For women are not only less well prepared for motherhood than were their own
mothers and grandmothers, but they are also less prepared in the West than in
many pre-industrial societies which live much closer to survival level and which
6 Ritual and Technology in Contemporary Hospital Childbirth The modern
hospital, no less than a peasant community, evolves its own culture. Some
practices are technologically and empirically based. Others are enshrined in the
mystique of ...
Finally there is a stage at four weeks when the pups become independent and
then the mother is less likely to retrieve and suckle them, and the 'maternal state'
gets weaker, even if the mother's own pups are replaced by other younger pups.
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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