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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

expected confinement, for the purpose of rendering parturition, or 

childbirth, more easy. 

 

Should be taken by every pregnant woman. 

 

 

ABORTION. 

 

Abortion, or miscarriage, means, in plain language, a woman losing her 

child previous to the seventh month of her pregnancy; that is, before 

its due time. When this occurs after that period it is called 

 

 

PREMATURE LABOR. 

 

Miscarriage involves pain and weakness in addition to the loss of 

offspring, and is often a severe trial to the maternal constitution. 

It may occur at any period of pregnancy, but particular stages are 

more liable to the accident than others. These are generally 

considered to be about the time of the first menstruation after 

conception; again at the twelfth week, and toward the seventh month; 

and the liability is increased at those times which correspond to the 

menstrual period. When abortion has once taken place it is more likely 

to occur again, and some have so strong a tendency to it that they 

never go beyond a certain stage, but then invariably miscarry. 

 

 

THE CAUSE OF ABORTION 

 

may exist in the constitution of the female herself, being the result 

of weakness and irritability, or of an overfull habit or a diseased 

condition of the womb; or the foetus, or child, may die or be 

deficient in development, when it is cast off like a blighted fruit. 

Suckling after conception has taken place is not infrequently a cause 

of miscarriage. Active diseases occurring during pregnancy, such as 

fevers, severe inflammation, eruptive fevers, etc., are almost certain 

to occasion the expulsion of the uterine contents. Continued 

diarrhoea and the action of strong purgative medicines, particularly 

the aloetic, are dangerous. This is a very good reason for those who 

are pregnant avoiding all quack aperient medicines; they almost all 

contain aloes, and may be very injurious. All undue exertion or 

agitation of body or mind, sudden jerks or jumps, riding on horseback 

in the early stage, or in a shaking carriage in the latter stages of 

pregnancy, may any of them bring on miscarriage. To these may be 

added: exertion of the arms in doing anything on a level above the 

head; costive bowels and straining consequent therein; sexual 

indulgence, or, in plain language, too much connection with your 

husband; and luxurious habits. Those who have once suffered from 

abortion ought to be extremely careful during succeeding pregnancies, 

and all ought to bear in mind the possibility of the occurrence. 

 

 

THE SYMPTOMS OF THREATENED ABORTION 

 

vary with the constitution. In the strong and plethoric it is often 

preceded by shivering and febrile symptoms and by a feeling of weight 

in the lower bowels. In the weak there is languor, faintness, 

flaccidity of the breasts, general depression, and pains in the back 


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