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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

Palpitation of the heart occurs frequently, and usually about the 

period of quickening. In general, it is the result of a disordered 

stomach and may be relieved by attention to diet and moderate doses of 

magnesia and Epsom salts, of equal quantities. 

 

 

THE PALPITATION OF THE HEART 

 

may be produced by a morbid state of the nerves, and is then termed 

hysterical. Attention in all such cases should be paid to the diet, 

air, exercise, etc., with the view of improving the strength, the 

bowels being kept open by mild means. All exciting or agitating 

subjects should be carefully avoided, and the mind of the pregnant 

woman kept calm and tranquil; for the mind, in the early stages of 

pregnancy, exercises the most powerful influence over the child 

through life; and how many peculiar traits of character have been 

indelibly fixed upon their offspring from these exciting causes is 

evident in many families. 

 

When the palpitation occurs from the state of the nerves, as before 

described, producing uncomfortable feelings, a teaspoonful of the 

tincture of castor or asafoetida, with an equal quantity of compound 

spirits of lavender, mixed in a little water, will seldom fail to 

afford relief, which may, if necessary, be repeated on its recurrence. 

 

 

MORNING SICKNESS 

 

is one of the most painful feelings attendant on the pregnant state, 

and it is one of those which medicine commonly fails to relieve. A cup 

of camomile or peppermint tea, taken when first awaking, and suffering 

the patient to be still for an hour, will frequently alleviate the 

distressing sickness; but should it recur during the day, and if these 

means fail, two or three teaspoonfuls of the following mixture should 

then be taken either occasionally or, when the vomiting and heartburn 

are more continual, immediately after each meal: 

 

Take of-- 

Calcined magnesia, One dram; 

Distilled water, Six ounces; 

Aromatic tincture of rhatany, Six drams; 

Water of pure ammonia, One dram. 

 

Mix. The anxiety and sometimes despondency of mind--in other words, 

lowness of spirits--to which pregnant women are more or less liable 

greatly depends on the state of their general health and the natural 

temper and character of the individual; but it can be greatly 

aggravated, and may often be excited by circumstances or officious 

persons. Let me, then, urge upon you the _important necessity_ of 

keeping the mind as tranquil and cheerful as possible, particularly 

during the first four months of pregnancy. A judicious course of this 

kind will produce the most beneficial and well-balanced mind in the 

child; while, if the contrary, a desponding and nervous temperament, 

with many other peculiarities, will be the consequence. 

 


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