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Modern methods of induction have become possible because very few mothers
have a seriously malformed pelvis nowadays, and because of the discovery of
penicillin and the invention of the oxytocin drip in 1947. One problem with the ...
be done for less compelling reasons, and in some hospitals babies are induced
as a matter of policy at or within a few days of term, on the principle of 'better out
than in after 38 weeks' when the mother's blood pressure is slightly raised, or for
Induction of labour was more likely to be followed by separation of mother and
baby for at least a few hours, and to lead to him being what Martin Richards37
has described as a 'one-day- old deprived child' isolated in an intensive care unit.
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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