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In this sharing space article, the author re-emphasizes the importance of the mother’s uterus as a uniquely important place for the development of the fetus.
Motherhood involves a mental reorganization including biological, sociological, and emotional elements that come into being in the mother’s psyche during conception, pregnancy, birth, and throughout life. The fetus is a partner who engages in an active dialogue with the mother. From the moment of fertilization, the process of development begins as part of the course of life. Pre- and perinatal experiences shape the child’s brain structure and functioning and lay the foundation for their personality and sense of security and trust. The attempts to build a replacement for the mother’s womb in which a fetus grows have led me to re-emphasize the importance of the mother’s uterus as a uniquely important place for the development of the fetus.
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