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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 about what
The patriarchal principle is embodied in the person of Abraham, and the
overriding obligation of the father to instruct his wife and children. The first
commandment is 'thou shalt be fruitful and multiply' and to extend the family
onward into time ...
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The Motherhood Trap
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