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The return to normality also concerns life patterns generally. Childbearing is seen
as an interruption. 'Children are viewed as a temporary constriction preventing
desired experiences'.0 There are great contrasts between this experience and ...
An American, Jean Lazarre20, whose mother died when she was a child, refers
to the same kind of experience when she writes : 'I got pregnant and she returned
to me, but in a new way. When my first baby was still a tadpole inside me, she ...
Obstetricians often pride themselves on having a patient who is 'talking, laughing
and joking' while delivering a baby, and engaged in what, for the woman who
has not had regional anaesthesia, is a major psychosexual experience in which ...
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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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