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The husbands of maternity patients who want to be involved in the birth can also
increase the doctor ' s anxiety . In one discussion in a group of expectant parents
a father asked , " Can husbands share in the decision - making about whether to
necessary , in many Pethidine is given as routine , and the patient does not share
in the decision - making . 17 In the West we are alert to the deleterious effects of
some of the practices in pre - industrial societies : the exhortations and ...
Although in some , everyone is eager to share in child care , in others there are
members who want nothing to do with children , and when babies are born they
may be suspicious that the childbearing couples are taking over the commune .
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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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