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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1996 Mar-Apr;25(3):247-52.

The experience of maternity in a woman's life.


A woman's childbearing experience is deeply influenced by the culture of her society. Some of the significant historical events taking place in 20th century America and associated cultural perceptions of women and childbirth are explored. An examination of the long-term personal impact of childbirth on women reveals the importance of the attitudes of caregiving staff and the degree of emotional support they provide.

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