Pregnancy, birth & Bonding 06More on hospitals, intervention and separationTheme:birth, bonding, motheringSummaryTranscript
If we look at the most serious issue of all I think, and that is the automatic practice of separating the infant from the mother at birth. Now this is changing. More and more hospitals are beginning to put the infant with the mother. There are shorter and shorter periods of stay in the hospitals than there used to be. A lot of improvements are being made as a result of hospitals trying to protect their financial investments. But the situation is still far, far from good and we are now dealing with the cumulative effect of 40 some years of serious outrage of the newborn infant and the mother.