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... extensively about the disposal of the placenta that one might be forgiven for
believing that this must be one of the most ... waits outside the birth hut for the
moment when someone emerges bearing the placenta and he can at last make
So they usually give the woman thyme tea and let her deliver the placenta herself
, cutting the cord only after the third stage is completed . If the third stage is
delayed , they get the mother to squat over a bucket and blow into a bottle .
In some communes the placenta is divided and shared between all those present
, and is either eaten raw , with something of the significance of a holy communion
, or cooked and eaten as the only unkilled meat , rich in protein and minerals ...
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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
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989