Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
Scribonia Attice was a midwife in ancient Rome; a well-respected professional who considered herself the equal of her husband, a surgeon.
Imagine a world where there are no books about keeping your baby healthy in your language, even in your country: that was the case in England until Thomas Phaer published “The Boke of Chyldren” in 1544.
It’s difficult to make sure baby stays warm in the winter but imagine living in the arctic full time. Learn how the Inuit have combined baby carrier and coat to keep themselves and their babies warm.
Dr. Sears claims credit for coining the phrase ‘Babywearing’ in the 1980’s but did you know interest in infant carrier cultures had been growing in popularity since the 1950’s?