Wanted at birth: Clean hands, clean hearts

Chamberlain, David B.
December 1993
Mothering;Winter93, Issue 69, p78
Discusses the importance of a healthy, secure and gentle environment for the birthing process. Contribution of Hungarian physician Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis in teaching healthcare workers to wash their hands before attending to birthing mothers; Need not only for clean hands but also clean hearts and minds during birthing; Evidence of infants' awareness of sights, sounds and feelings during birth.


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