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Publication Date: 
June, 2017
Page Count: 
9
Starting Page: 
291
Abstract: 

This article covers over forty years of exploring the implications of having been born non-labor cesarean in 1942. Topics covered include: the role of dreams in connecting with birth memory, a cesarean native culture, thoughts on parenting a non-labor cesarean born child, technologically-assisted birth and what it meant to “be born,” and suggestions for good non-labor cesarean birth practices.

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