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