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place, to be followed very often in their turn by positive and vivid dreams of the
labour as a fulfilling and deeply rewarding experience. Expectant mothers in
peasant cultures may be apprehensive about labour but, although birth is more ...
not had regional anaesthesia, is a major psychosexual experience in which
talking and joking would be only a distraction, just as it would be at the height of
lovemaking. Ultimately there is no drug which solves the problems of being alive,
I examined the subjective experience of labour and the postpartum period of 249
women who were pharmacologically induced or accelerated,36 all of whom had
attended classes in preparation for childbirth, and had reported on their labours ...
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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