A Treatise on the Care of the Expectant Mother During Pregnancy and Childbirth, and care of the child from birth until puberty.
Unrecorded and apparently the final edition of this pedagogical text for mothers-to-be and nurses, first published in 1903. Pregnant women are given a variety of instructions: no high-heel shoes were allowed, flannel drawers were to be worn during the last four months, even during warm weather; acceptable exercises and various proscribed behaviors (household duties were “healthful” and provided “good exercise” but theaters, concerts, and dinners could only be attend in moderation), etc. Advice on diets and clothing for infants is also dispensed.
Description: A Treatise on the Care of the Expectant Mother During Pregnancy and Childbirth, and care of the child from birth until puberty.
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., 1913. 63, pp. Publisher’s cloth. Edge of lower board with shallow losses; all else very good.