Instructions for Self-Management During Pregnancy | Sir Richard Croft | Primary Source Read Along
This primary source read-along is from a chapter in Mrs Thomas Little’s Domestic Institutes of Young Mothers, specifically the third edition published in 1824. The chapter is the advice for self-care during pregnancy from Mrs Little’s friend, the late Sir Richard Croft, 6th Baronet, a royal physician and an accoucheur (man-midwife). Sir Croft attended Princess…
Humoral Medicine | Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages
Learn about the humoral theory and it’s ideas about pregnancy, birth, and infant care including breastfeeding.