The early relationship of mother and pre-infant: Merleau-ponty and pregnancy

Nursing Philosophy 3 (1):4–14 (2002)
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This paper critically evaluates current conceptions of pregnancy as a possession of either mother or infant. In opposition to the more common stance that marks birth as the beginning of intercorporeality and perception, pregnancy is instead phenomenologically delineated as a chiasmic relationship between mother and her pre‐infant from a Merleau‐Pontian perspective. This paper maintains that during pregnancy a mother‐to‐be and her pre‐infant are deepened and modified through their intertwining
Keywords Merleau‐Ponty  fetus  phenomenological body  pregnancy  mother
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DOI 10.1046/j.1466-769X.2002.00080.x
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