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J Perinat Educ. 2007 Fall;16(4):49-51. doi: 10.1624/105812407X244732.

Pass It On: A Commentary on Listening to Mothers II.

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  • 1MARILYN CURL is a member of the Lamaze International Board of Directors. She is also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a certified nurse-midwife currently employed as a labor and delivery nurse at a Midwestern teaching hospital.


Listening to Mothers II provides great insight into the birth experiences of women today. The findings clearly demonstrate that practices that interfere with the physiology of reproduction permeate birth settings across the nation. This commentary identifies strategies for increasing awareness of the study and the long-term implications of common birth practices.


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