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The nana uses wild castor oil, which is a good deal less strong than the
commercial variety. When the woman is ready to lie on the bed the nana starts
massaging her abdomen with oil or the slimy scraping from 'toona' leaves. She
reckons that ...
The nana washes the baby in cold water, which is thought to make it hardy, rubs
asafoetida into the baby's fontanelle to protect it from du-ppies, treats the cord
stump with finely ground nutmeg (which is slightly antiseptic) mixed with talcum ...
A PEASANT WAY The Jamaican baby who is born at home is delivered by the
local trained midwife or by the nana. Even if the delivery is conducted by the
trained midwife a nana may be called in to give guidance during pregnancy, 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