How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54930/how-give-birth-100-years-ago

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Up until the mid-19th century, childbirth was something men avoided. Women had babies in a room full of other women, aided by female midwives and nurses. Then the profession of “doctor” began to mean more than “guy who waves burning sage over your head while draining your blood.” Science entered the practice of medicine, and it became a respectable profession that was almost exclusively the domain of men.

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