laugh it off

Balmain, Melissa
April 2007
Baby Talk;Apr2007, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p76
This article describes several ways to determine if a mother is ready for pregnancy and parenthood. A lead-filled beach ball will be attached by the doctor to the belly of a woman. A baby doll will be placed on the lap of a woman, then a button will be pushed to make its diaper leak. The doctor may also introduce the woman to a 20-month-old child.


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