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Jane Austen’s Birth | Pt 1

This is the first of a two parter exploring the life and times of Jane Austen with relation to pregnancy birth and mothering. In this series I combine the popular culture, scientific developments and politics, along with the family’s letters and Jane’s novels to gain a better understanding of what […]

The Needham Ghost Baby of Cook’s Bridge

It’s not often that we hear about ghost stories with infants as the protagonists, I’ve heard a couple (the disembodied crying baby or weirdness with baby monitors), but usually, if it’s a halfling ghost, it’ll be a child. But that wasn’t the case in Needham, Massachusetts in 1839–  Just past […]

A History of SIDS | SIDS Series Pt 1

Today we’ll be looking at the evolving understanding of sudden infant death in history, focusing on the developments in the United States during the 20th century.  Content Warning: This post will discuss sudden infant death, infanticide, and child abuse. If you know that you are uncomfortable with this subject manner […]