This includes recommendations on everything from sore boobs, sore back, morning sickness, varicose veins, insomnia, constipation, dizziness, fainting, nose bleeds and more. But, as always, these read alongs are for getting folks more involved with primary source material– and emphatically not for medical or dietary advice. Next week I plan […]
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 what kind of diet and exercise the Tudor woman should have in later pregnancy and during labor.