Behavior: Pregnancy: The Three Phases

Doctors have long studied the physical aspects of pregnancy, but they have paid little attention to its psychological effects. Recently scientists have begun to make up for this lack. Their conclusion: pregnancy is not a time of passive waiting by the woman alone, but an experience of active metamorphosis for both man and woman; while a baby is being formed physically, a family is being created psychologically.

That view is held both by Manhattan Psychoanalyst Max Deutscher, who has just begun a new study of the dreams and fantasies of first pregnancy, and by San Francisco Psychiatrist Arthur Colman and his wife...

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