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classes and who had described in detail their first encounter with the baby , I
found that many used words descriptive of touch . They commented on the
delightful feeling of the infant kicking against the inner thighs as it was being born
, or lying ...
Sheila Kitzinger. a description takes no account of the searching gaze of a
healthy newborn infant when placed in its mother ' s arms immediately after
delivery . Although the baby cannot yet know the mother , he is clearly intent on
finding her ...
seen him at all , and the mother said : " The baby appeared to react violently
against me when he met me eventually ( the only one who ' d never held a baby
before ) and against breast - feeding attempts . The staff were annoyed by my ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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