Posts Tagged ‘midwife’

18th century French midwife diploma

Childbirth in the 17th and 18th centuries

Holly Tucker at Wonders and Marvels posted a great entry on early midwifery. I also call your attention to her other post, not for the faint of heart, on C-sections before anesthesia. It is estimated that, in the 17th and 18th centuries, one woman out of two died in childbirth. Staggering. How could it not […]