In this article, we discuss the intuitive knowledge mothers have of their unborn baby. We propose a shift in focus from caregivers’ merely providing information to first listening to pregnant mothers as they share their intuitive knowledge of their baby. This approach enables mothers and fathers or partners to know they are already parents to their unborn baby and empowers them to get in touch with their baby’s presence and who he or she is during pregnancy. This intuitive knowledge may be a protective behavior that will enable mothers to keep babies safe during pregnancy.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-01-01
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