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In one London teaching hospital epidurals have increased from around 16 per
cent of deliveries in 1971 to 60 per cent in 1975 , and over the same period the
forceps delivery rate has increased from 15 per cent to 29 per cent . An epidural ...
Probably about 10 per cent of women really need to have labour induced .
Richard Beard , in whose hospital 22 – 26 per cent of mothers were induced in
1971 , got the proportion down to 11 per cent by 1977 , associated with a drop in
Of the 249 women who were induced or accelerated 24 per cent were separated
from their new - born babies in this way , as compared with only 6 per cent of 206
women who were not induced . These intensive care units were often on ...
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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
Mothers in the Social System
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