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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

water, soft and clear, and, when practicable, distilled. 

 

No mother who has adopted this mode of living but has blessed the 

knowledge of it, and it has saved many a young mother from needless 

terror. 

 

In the third month of pregnancy, but not before, the belly begins to 

enlarge or swell, and gradually increases in size till the full term 

of pregnancy is completed. Between the sixteenth and twentieth week 

the womb rises up into the belly, and the motion of the child is felt, 

which is called 

 

 

QUICKENING. 

 

The first time a woman is with child this sensation of quickening is 

like that of a bird fluttering within her; at other times she feels a 

tickling or pushing sensation, or the child gives a kick or a jump, 

and this, too, with so much energy as to move the petticoats, a book, 

or any light article she may have in her lap. 

 

It is important to remember these symptoms, and the order in which 

they occur: first, cessation of the menses; second, morning sickness; 

third, swelling and darting pains in the breast, and dark color around 

the nipples; fourth, gradual enlargement of the abdomen or belly; 

fifth, the movement of the child. 

 

In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, if these symptoms are present 

the woman is pregnant. Pregnant women are generally affected with 

heartburn, sickness of a morning, headache, and that troublesome 

disease, toothache, which accompanies pregnancy; all of which may 

usually be avoided by keeping the bowels gently open with seidlitz 

powders, caster oil, or pills of rhubarb, which should be taken 

occasionally, either alone or in combination with colocynth and soap. 

A clyster made of warm soapsuds will often be sufficient if repeated 

every few days; or senna and manna; and if there is any aversion to 

taking medicine, give some simple articles, such as roasted apples, 

figs, prunes, or anything that will quiet the stomach and prevent 

costiveness of the bowels. 

 

 

THE TOOTHACHE 

 

often complained of by pregnant women, and which may occur at any 

period, is seldom relieved by extraction, having its seat in the 

adjacent nerves of the face or jaws, and is neuralgic. The teeth ought 

not to be drawn during pregnancy, unless urgently required, but should 

be relieved by applying hot fomentations to the face, as a camomile 

poultice. Rubbing the jaw externally with spirits of camphor or 

laudanum, or applying mustard plasters or blisters behind the ears, 

will afford relief. 

 

 

 

THE CRAMPS OF THE LEGS. ETC., 

 

in pregnancy, caused by the pressure of the enlarged womb on the 

nerves, are often troublesome, but not attended with any danger, and 

may be speedily relieved by a change of posture, and friction, or 

rubbing with opodeldoc, spirits of camphor, or hot whisky and salt. 


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