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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER VIII. 

 

PREGNANCY--LABOR--PARTURITION. 

 

 

Perhaps there is no more eventful period in the history of woman than 

that in which she first becomes conscious that the existence of 

another being is dependent upon her own and that she carries about 

with her the first tiny rudiments of an immortal soul. 

 

 

THE SIGNS OF PREGNANCY 

 

are various. Many females are troubled with colic pains, creeping of 

the skin, shuddering, and fainting fits immediately on conception 

taking place. Where such symptoms occur immediately after connection, 

they are a certain indication of impregnation. 

 

 

A REMARKABLE CHANGE 

 

takes place in the face in most cases, varying in time from three days 

to three months. The eyes are dull and heavy, and present a glassy 

appearance; the nose pinched up; the skin becomes pale and livid, and 

the whole countenance appears as if five or ten years' advance in life 

had been taken at a single step. 

 

Another important and remarkable sign, and one the most to be relied 

on, is an increase in the size of the neck. This often occurs at a 

very early period, and many females, by keeping a careful daily 

measurement of the neck, can always tell when they are pregnant. 

 

A suppression of the menstrual flow is another strong presumptive 

sign. It is true a partial flow of the menses often occurs after 

pregnancy, from the lower part of the womb, but when the flow is 

suddenly stopped without any apparent cause, pregnancy is generally 

the predisposing cause. 

 

 

SOON AFTER CONCEPTION 

 

the stomach often becomes affected with what is called morning 

sickness. On first awaking, the female feels as well as usual, but on 

rising from her bed qualmishness begins and perhaps while in the act 

of dressing retching and vomiting takes place. 

 

This symptom may occur almost immediately after conception, but it 

most frequently commences for the first time between two and three 

weeks after. Now and then it is experienced only during the last six 

weeks or two months of pregnancy, and subsides about the time the 

movements of the child begin to be felt. 

 

 

CHANGES IN THE BREAST 

 

are generally considered as strong signs of pregnancy. When two months 

of pregnancy have been completed, an uneasy sensation of throbbing and 

stretching fullness is experienced, accompanied by tingling about the 

middle of the breasts, centering in the nipples. A sensible alteration 

in their appearance soon follows, they grow larger and more firm. The 

nipple becomes more prominent, and the circle around its base altered 

in color and structure, constituting what is called the areola, and as 

pregnancy advances milk is secreted. 

 

 

THE PERIOD OF GESTATION, 

 

at which these changes may occur, varies much in different females. 


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