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Image from page 608 of “Mother’s remedies; over one thousand tried and tested remedies from mothers of the United States and Canada” (1916)

Image from page 608 of “Mother’s remedies; over one thousand tried and tested remedies from mothers of the United States and Canada” (1916)
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Identifier: mothersremedieso00ritt
Title: Mother’s remedies; over one thousand tried and tested remedies from mothers of the United States and Canada
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Ritter, Thomas Jefferson, 1855- [from old catalog] Ziegenfuss, William Ellwood, [from old catalog] ed Johnstone, Elizabeth (Gardiner), Mrs. [from old catalog] Thompson, Edna Gertrude. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Medicine, Popular Etiquette Formulas, recipes, etc
Publisher: Detroit, Mich., G. H. Foote pub. co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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s of April and September, five days in December andJanuary, and in February four days. What time of pregnancy does the form begin to change? It changes a little the first two months. It is flatter and lower down.After the third month there is a progressive enlargement. What is quickening, and when first felt? It is a motion, of thefoetus (child) in the womb, imparted to the abdominal walls, and isfelt from the sixteenth to the twentieth week. It has been said tohave occurred earlier in some cases. Can you foretell twin pregnancy? Not to a certainty. Can a mother influence her child as to character and temperamentbefore birth? Authorities differ very much upon this point. Thechild inherits the physical characteristics of its parents. The frameof the mothers mind, some think, can be given in some degree toher offspring. Will nervousness be inherited by the child? Not invariably; ifthe mother is fretful irritable, cross, repining, etc., her child may bepuny, cross and irritable, etc. 544

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ALL ABOUT BABY 545 Do you believe in influences transmitted before birth (parentalinfluences?) All must admit that there is a great deal in heredity,and the characteristics of parents are shown in their children. Can a mother mark her baby? This is another disputed ques-tion. When should the family physician be informed of the womanscondition? The first month. Why? So that the woman will know how to live properly, andalso that he will be given the urine twice each month to examine. Thisis for her protection and is necessary, because anything that may bewrong with the kidneys can be corrected much easier, and diet, etc.,can be arranged to prevent future trouble. What kind of diet should a pregnant woman have? She should eat only healthy articles of food. Stimulating, highly seasoned, rich,greasy foods should be avoided. Constipation is frequently presentand the diet must be chosen with reference to that also. She shouldnot restrict herself to one line of diet unless it is necessary. Sh

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