Another theory is, that if the father is physically the stronger, more capable of impressing his personality, a daughter will be born; otherwise, a son. Learn More. Adele was no longer a beautiful pregnant woman. Says Jefferis: To obtain the best results, conception should take place only when both parties are in the best physical condition. A midwife usually assisted in births. Every page of every journal is presented as a high-resolution, full-color digital image, enhanced with detailed transcriptions of each handwritten entry for easy reading and powerful searching.
An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. A woman's depraved appetite should be satisfied, less the fetus pay the price. There is little historical record of popular birth control use during this time due to the taboo nature of the subject, but the widespread practice of extended breastfeeding helped with child spacing, and coitus interruptus, or withdrawal, was a traditional and often-used birth control method. In "Athenaise" a restless young woman marries Cazeau, an older neighbor, only to find herself appalled by the intimacy of marriage:.
A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. Votes: 82, R 89 min Drama, Romance. Jefferis explains:. Votes: 5,
History Workshop , 4, And I just freaked when I read them, because they are so entertaining and intelligent and informative and extremely funny. This vitalized germ lodges somewhere in the sexual organs of the female, ordinarily the womb, and from that time begins a new and independent growth. What is more deplorable and pitiable than an old couple childless? We hope to offer in these pages suggestions which will afford to such wives assurance of safety and so great a mitigation of suffering as will lead them to choose the slight inconveniences of normal pregnancy and physiological childbirth rather than the dismal comfort of a childless old age and the increased liability to disease, which is likely to result from a childless life. Prior to any developed methods of birth control, women had to rely on male withdrawal, and on crude infanticide and abortion for backup.