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In writing 'patient resting' on the card the midwives were offering to the
obstetrician an assessment of which he would approve, for this was his aim too.
The male obstetrician tends to make assumptions about female psychology
which derive ...
8 Another obstetrician remarked to colleagues : Labour wards now look like
some scientific hell-holes with instruments everywhere, wires everywhere . . . If
we used telemetry and got rid of the wires (we can monitor a man's heart on the
Looking at the history of induction and speeding up of labour can give us some
idea of what women have suffered at the hands of those obstetricians who treat
the uterus as a fascinating thing to play with rather than part of a woman.
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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
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