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Mothers not only bear and , usually , rear children , nor exist to give men
descendants , but are people in their own right . I have chosen this focus not only
because I think it is interesting to explore the ways in which other women mother ,
Among the Manus of New Guinea , the husband and wife are exhorted to confess
any hidden anger they may feel against each other so that the labour can
proceed normally . 3 In Hawaii the midwife may be called in to use magic and
give the ...
Give them good words and cheer them up . ' She encourages the woman to blow
out until she can see the top of the baby ' s head in the vagina , . meanwhile '
bussing the perineum with oily hands to help it relax . If the baby ' s father is ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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