Natural Birth in the Tudor Era
What qualified as a natural birth in the 16th century? In this post, we look at what the Birth of Mankind, from 1540, had to say about a natural birth in the Tudor Era including birthing positions, recipes for potions, pessaries, vaginal incense, pain relieving lubricants, herbal baths with toxic heavy metals, as well as…
The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540 | Book History
Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
The Racist Origins of the Obstetrical Dilemma | Squished Pt 1
So you’re an obstetrician in the early 20th century. You want to expand your practice to include all pregnancies and births, not just the high risk ones (but not those of black women, oh no!) So you gather up some sexist and racist drivel and viola! The Obstetrical Dilemma is born… and it’s killing women…