Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Maude Callen Part 3: Midwifing

Mrs. Callen waits with a mother who will soon give birth.

Preparing for the birth.

The baby will go into the box that is lined with a towel. Mrs. Callen told mothers they should not put the infant into the bed with other children or with adults, since the infant could get suffocated. Hence, the makeshift cradle.

Instead of a receiving blanket--receiving newspapers.

Mrs. Callen delivers the infant.

Cutting the umbilical cord.

Stanching the blood from the umbilical cord.

Ready for a happy mom.

Maude Callen Part 1
Maude Callen Part 2

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