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To avoid this the mother ' s body may be stroked or massaged to direct the baby
down and long scarves or other pieces of cloth are wound round her to apply
pressure to the top of the uterus and make sure the baby descends . In Colonial ...
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 .
The uterus of a woman who has had a previous Caesarean section , and which is
therefore scarred , and that of a woman who has already had a number of babies
, may rupture in an induction unless the contractions are monitored ...
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