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A much more likely problem is that the baby will have to be delivered by forceps,
and in most maternity units where elective epidurals are available the forceps
rate has shot up. In one London teaching hospital epidurals have increased from
Although the hospital-delivered baby is more likely to survive, especially if
premature or otherwise at risk, the human quality of the environment into which
he is born is often inferior, and he may suffer emotional deprivation from the
moment of ...
The community of feeling immediately after the delivery contributes to a postnatal
'high'. The little girls were watching and Heraclitus, the cat, was standing on his
hind legs at the foot of the bed also watching . . . Dennis, Bob's close friend, ...
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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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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989