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Embodied "threats" to control and planning

Excerpt from interview transcript


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Betsy (due in late February, planning a home birth with midwives)
I'm worried - I don't want to be a screamer, I really don't.  I really hope that I'm a quiet one just because I don't want to scream like that.  I have to be honest - one of my fears is pooping all over the place.  [Laughter]  Because I hear sometimes that it just h appens and I don't want it to happen.  I'm sure [the midwives] have dealt with that before, but I hope that doesn't happen.  It's one of my fears, it really is.

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