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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

Sometimes, with the exception of the secretion of the milk, they are 

recognized very soon after conception; in other instances, 

particularly in females of a weakly and delicate constitution, they 

are hardly perceptible until pregnancy is far advanced or even drawing 

toward its termination. 

 

The changes in the form and size of the breasts may be the result of 

causes unconnected with pregnancy. They may enlarge in consequence of 

marriage, from the individual becoming stout and fat or from 

accidental suppression of the monthly flow. 

 

The changes which take place in the nipple, and around its base, are 

of the utmost value as an evidence of pregnancy. 

 

 

ABOUT THE SIXTH OR SEVENTH WEEK 

 

after conception has taken place, if the nipple be examined it will be 

found becoming turgid and prominent, and a circle forming around its 

base, of a color deeper in its shade than rose or flesh color, 

slightly tinged with a yellowish or brownish hue, and here and there 

upon its surface will be seen little prominent points from about ten 

to twenty in number. In the progress of the next six or seven weeks 

these changes are fully developed, the nipple becoming more prominent 

and turgid than ever, the circle around it of larger dimensions, the 

skin being soft, bedewed with a slight degree of moisture, frequently 

staining the linen in contact with it; the little prominences of 

larger size, and the color of the whole very much deepened. 

 

Calculations of the 

 

 

DURATION OF PREGNANCY, 

 

founded upon what has been observed to occur after casual intercourse, 

or perhaps a single act, in individuals who can have no motive to tell 

us what is false, are likely to be correct. The conclusion drawn from 

these is, that labor usually, but not invariably, comes on about 280 

days after conception, a mature child being sometimes born before the 

expiration of the forty weeks, and at other times not until that time 

has been exceeded by several days. A case is on record where the 

pregnancy lasted 287 days. In this case the labor did not take place 

until that period had elapsed from the departure of the husband for 

the East Indies, consequently the period might have been longer than 

287 days. 

 

 

CHILDBIRTH IS A NATURAL PROCESS, 

 

and however complicated and painful habits or disease have made it, 

yet the work must be left to nature. Any efforts to assist or hurry 

matters will only end in harm. The only cases where interference is 

justifiable is where her powers are exhausted or some malformation 

exists or malpresentation occurs. When labor is about to commence, the 

womb descends into the bottom of the belly and the motions and weight 

of the child will be felt much lower down than usual. If in a natural 

position the head will fall to the mouth of the womb and press upon 


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