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October 1925

Approaching Motherhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(4):601. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920160155013

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This little manual, written for the enlightenment of the expectant mother, is intended to convey the information which will be most useful to her during pregnancy, supplementing the advice she will receive from time to time from her own physician. The subject matter, which is conveyed in the form of question and answer, covers in a simple way the essential anatomy, the general physiology and the signs of pregnancy, the estimation of the date of confinement, the how and why of visiting the physician, accidents and discomforts of pregnancy, its complications, popular fallacies, the general hygiene and diet, preparations for and the conduct of confinement, convalescence, and the early care and nursing of the baby. There are convenient blank pages on which to jot down such other questions as the reader may wish to ask her physician.

We fancy that there will be few to cavil at the information thus

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