The birth of the child is awaited eagerly and sometimes fearfully by the parents. If they have been attending parentcraft classes, or have read any of the many books written about childbirth, they will be aware of the signs that labour has begun.
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© 1983 Hazel Ball, Margaret Beacroft and Elizabeth Davies-Johns
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Ball, H., Beacroft, M., Davies-Johns, E. (1983). A child is born. In: Maternity and Neonatal Care. The Essentials of Nursing. Palgrave, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-09484-4_3
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