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Blood pressure must stay within carefully defined limits, but no studies have been
done to determine if there are any socially created stresses in the life of a
pregnant woman today which may make it likely that she should become
These herbal teas are prescribed according to the woman's condition : cerasee '
to clean the blood' or for high blood pressure, 'fever grass' for headaches and
mixed with rum for vomiting, cape gooseberry, sometimes called 'wild tomato', ...
If the woman bleeds too much, the witchdoctor orders a red calf to be sacrificed
and she is made to drink some of its blood. After delivery, the woman is always
given a special dish of spinach to make the blood strong. A retained placenta is ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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