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the past the domiciliary midwife filled this important role of shepherding mother
and baby through birth and the early post-partum days. She was not concerned
with the uterus only but with the expectant mother as a person in her family, and ...
There were six midwife-nuns, with twelve African staff midwives and, they said, 'It
feels like a family.' Although many patients came in with severe post-partum
haemorrhage or protracted labours, there had been no maternal deaths over the
It may be useful at this stage to look in more detail at what happens between a
mother and baby in the time immediately after birth in a peasant society, and to
see how this has the effect of helping the woman get to know her baby and feel ...
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