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baby , and to help his wife , but has no preparation for this , and is even less likely
than the woman to have had any previous experience . He often feels extraneous
to the mother - child relationship , even rejected . The emotional umbilical cord ...
with his wife , and after having got there , to penetrate the holy of holies of the
examination cubicle , and talk with the doctor . If the husband is invited to a '
fathers ' evening ' at the hospital it may be to give him rudimentary information
In ancient Hebrew culture the wife ' s most important task was to produce male
heirs and her status as a woman depended on her ability to do this . A man could
divorce a barren woman , and as his wife aged he might take another wife .
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