TITLE

we're not pregnant...she is

AUTHOR(S)
Cataldo, Victor
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Mothering;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 125, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author, in this article shares his anxiety over pregnancy of his wife. The author fears about her wife, who is soon to face a knife invading her — episiotomies and cesarean sections — blood and stitches and scars. Moreover, he suspects if surgeons have to cut open his wife to pull his son from her! All such fears pervade the thoughts of the author to feel extremely sorry for his wife. Yet, he finds himself a helpless person to do nothing to ease his wife's pain she is to bear. In fact, the author makes readers to realize the sufferings of women at the time of delivery.
ACCESSION #
13586279

 

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