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Birth in an Ordinary Instant

By Charlotte De Vries

Abstract

Our daily lives are a series of ordinary moments and unnoticed thresholds—times that define us in ways we often do not give much attention. While we consider childbirth to be one of life's extra-ordinary events, the hours of labor and birth need not be dramatic (or traumatic) ones. I describe a quiet, well-supported birth in the Netherlands that is cause for celebration of the beauty of an ordinary instant that can define and enrich the human experience

Topics: Editorial
Publisher: Lamaze International Inc.
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2920651
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