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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

imprudence in this matter, they may not only enfeeble their 

constitution, but entail upon their children an inheritance of 

infirmity and disease. 

 

Miscarriage, or abortion, which includes all cases in which delivery 

takes place before the sixth month, seldom occurs without being 

preceded, or accompanied, or followed, by a morbid discharge of blood 

from the womb, which is commonly known by the name of _flooding_. 

Abortion, or miscarriage, takes place with the first pregnancy, and 

during the first two months; therefore, great care should be observed 

during this period, as any cause which either destroys the life of the 

child in the womb or brings on morbid or premature contractions in 

that organ may induce miscarriage. Coughing severely, or vomiting, a 

blow or fall, or a misstep leading to an effort to prevent falling, 

may, and does frequently, result in miscarriage; and this having once 

occurred, it is, without proper care, exceedingly liable to be the 

case again at the same period of a subsequent pregnancy. The same 

result may follow any vivid moral impression; for fright, or mental 

excitement by passion, or witnessing any accident, will be found often 

to end in miscarriage. In some healthy females, however, it occurs 

without any other cause than mere fullness of blood. A bleeding from 

the womb is often in such cases a first symptom of abortion, and 

should be attended to as early as possible before it goes to any 

considerable extent. The amount of flooding, in most cases, is in 

proportion to the early period of pregnancy at which it takes place, 

for in the latter months there is seldom much blood lost. But there 

are cases in which pregnant women will lose blood repeatedly from the 

womb and yet not miscarry, but these are very rare cases. 

 

In most cases, the occurrence of a woman's flooding between the first 

and fourth months, unless very slight, or quickly relieved, is usually 

followed by a miscarriage; but as soon as the child and its membranes 

are both expelled by the contraction of the womb the flooding soon 

ceases. In many such cases it is often very difficult, and sometimes 

impossible, to deliver the afterbirth and membranes, which remain and 

finally pass off after putrefaction has taken place, resulting in long 

and offensive discharges from the womb, and which, unless treated by 

the most skillful management, frequently result in many internal 

mischiefs of a serious character, such as ulcers, cancers, etc. 

 

In all cases, those who are constitutionally disposed to abortion, or 

have a tendency to miscarriage, should take great care to preserve a 

quiet state of mind and to avoid all violent exertion; and all active 

purgatives should be avoided, and exposure to great heat or cold, 

during the time of gestation or pregnancy. 

 

When the miscarriage has really taken place, and the foetus, or 


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