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How are children born today in different cultures? At once a history of birth throughout the ages and a comprehensive medical anthropology, this book constitutes a rigorous overview and breakdown of our current knowledge in the fields of foetal biology and neonatal medicine. As a professor and the director of a research laboratory at Port-Royal, Alexandre Minkowski has dedicated his life's work to the medical and scientific study of the foetus.
Can communication be established with new-born infants? Is it true that certain forms of sensory information can be transmitted to foetuses? How can doctors detect medical disorders which are the expression of psychic suffering in infancy? Can psychoanalysis help to relieve such disorders? To produce this report, paediatricians, midwives, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and researchers pooled their experience to provide a better understanding of what makes human beings develop harmoniously. The Gypsy II Conference was held in association with the organisation known as "La Cause des Bébés".
When should the decision to terminate a pregnancy be taken? What conditions must be filled concerning the health of the mother and the foetus? How is the decision to terminate generally reached? Who makes the final decision: family or medical staff? What procedure is usually followed? Should there be legislation concerning such cases? What are the risks for individuals and society? This is a plea for a rational and responsible attitude toward pregnancy termination and a refusal to succumb to the pressure of eugenics. Jacques Milliez heads the gynecological and obstetrics service at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine, in Paris.
Written for the general reader, the book is startling as it reveals the scandalous damage to our brains being caused by chemical pollution. Concrete measures, scientifically proven, to put an end to the tragic mistakes that have been committed in Western countries for over fifty years.
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