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In their usage in childbed, he writes, they 'create a barrier between the child and the antisocial world from which it has only recently departed, and to which it still partially belongs, as it has not yet been integrated into Christian society' {ibid.
Although he thought she had been poisoned by Elizabeth - more likely that she actually died of childbed fever - he became obsessed with the Queen's so-called 'curse', bringing in a sorcerer to rid his family of her tricks.
402), "bridebed, childbed, bed of death, ghostcandled.
Several versions mention the provision of a 'caudle', which the Oxford English Dictionary describes as a warm drink consisting of thin gruel, mixed with wine or ale, sweetened and spiced, and given especially to women in childbed.
14) At the moment of her mother's death, Sophie becomes exceedingly important to her father: "His [Colonel Sternheim's] wife had presented him with a daughter, who grew up very prettily and--as Sternheim had the misfortune of losing her mother in childbed together with a newborn son--she was from her ninth year her father's consolation and his sole joy on earth" (70).
Ignaz Semmelweis, a 19th-century Hungarian obstetrician, discovered empirically that by washing his hands between patients, he could sharply cut the number of deaths from childbed fever (Wikipedia 2012).
During childbirth, my grandmother contracted puerperal, or childbed, fever, which almost killed her.
On the nature, signs, and treatment of childbed fever, in a series of letters addressed to the students of his class.
Finally, in the Old French romance Aucassin and Nicolette, a foolish and ineffectual king exchanges places with his equally foolish wife, sending her to the battlefield, while he himself writhes in pain in childbed.
In Aldhelm's riddle, despite the use of the term "puerpera" (8, "a woman in labor or in childbed, a lying-in woman"), the sexual connotations are clearly enhanced by the choice of expressions such as "gremium pandens" (8), alluding to the girl's deliberate visual display of her physical charms.
the term gyermekagysegely (gyermekagy = childbed, segely = benefit) (1891) is changed to gyermekagyi segely (confinement benefit) (1907) by analogy with the qualificative two-word terms meaning other benefits.
One of the doctors profiled in Doctors serves as the jumping-off point for The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (2003).
141) As Clasen recounts, "when an ordinary sister found herself with child, she would receive only seven and a half quarts of wine during the six weeks of childbed.
After all, Ignaz Semmelweis' suggestion in 1847 that hand washing could dramatically reduce deaths from childbed fever was also seen as hooey by the medical establishment.