In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He urged the use of chloroform to relieve the pain of childbirth and deplored the policy of refusing to admit unmarried women to lying-in hospitals.
- It was during the late 1700s that the ancient female privilege of lying-in began to be usurped by a masculine, medical authority in the West.
- They were in for ten or 14 days, what they called the lying-in period.
- Women who aspired to social prominence extended the confinement period before birth and the lying-in period afterward to testify to their affluence and physical delicacy.
- Nevertheless, on New Year's Day in 1844, after a difficult lying-in, Julia received calls and entertained the governors of Illinois and Massachusetts on turkey and venison.
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