maternal deprivation

John Bowlby's term for the absence of the maternal care considered necessary for later mental health. Subsequent research sought to specify child-care requirements-such as love, attachment, and stimulation-and the respective effects of their lack or distortion. Feminists denounce the idea for its ideological role in subordinating women to motherhood ; others attack its imprecision.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Maternal oral health — has been shown to effect the well being of both the mother and her unborn fetus. Oral health has long been considered an arena of its own, distinct from general health, but there has been a recent push to bring together these two fields. The 2000 …   Wikipedia

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