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Childbirth, woman being delivered on a bed, c. 1601


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Woodcut illustrating a birth scene and demonstrating position for delivering the child. The pregnant woman lies on a canopied bed with cushions heaped up beneath her so that her pelvis is raised higher than her head. A midwife kneels on the bed, preparing to deliver the baby.



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