YOU'RE PREGNANT ?????
Ugh. Ya, it's Charlotte. But this is what you pictured, right?
This is me!
Whew. Still, I see you've been busy.
It's hard to tell if this is Sam or Barker.
Give me a break, will you?
And how do you know he's the better guy?
In the 19th century, when you currently exist, childbirth is the most common cause of death in women.
Still, it is expected as the norm that a married woman will bear children, and that they will be her life's purpose ... a woman's place in society.
In the 1800s, multiple births of more than 8 children are not unusual, the average North American number of births being six.
Birth control is almost non-existent, although breastfeeding for an extended period of time helps to create a distance between each pregnancy.
Most of the births in the 19th century are happening in the home, and midwifes are very popular in assisting with the deliveries.