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Bedsharing
When our first child was born, I was not at all clear on the moral perplexities of bed sharing….. Certainly, my mother had not shared...

Pregnancy yoga delivery
Just as in childhood, when the development of our personality depends on the interplay between genetics (what we are simply born with), the ...

cesarean delivery, bonding, breastfeeding
Technically speaking, the cesarean section is supposed to be a life-saving procedure, resorted to only when it becomes clear that vaginal bi...

hospital, homebirth, waterbirth
Does it matter where we give birth? Well, yes it does. It will be part of your life story. It will influence your baby's life story. This ...

anthropology research international cross-cultural
Social anthropology distinguishes itself from other social sciences in that it is usually based on observation and one-on-one encounters wit...

baby gifts
"In Sweden ... there is a lot less emphasis on the 'stuff' and a lot more emphasis on time spent with the baby. Many of my Swedish friends...

work careers full-time part-time mother
I was an ambitious young woman, and even after my life turned away from journalism and into academia, and then onto the slow PhD track with ...

university studies college
I have listened to many confused conversations about the meaning and value of university while raising our children. And now that our oldest...

birthing US birth
Social anthropologists and sociologists have conducted numerous studies of obstetrics, of midwifery, and of the importance of 'place' in the...

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