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Parturition without Pain or Loss of Consciousness

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Author: James Townley
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,999 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: RS
Downloads: 561
Added to site: 2010.10.04
mnybks.net#: 29172
Genre: Health
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se occasions. After a lapse of four years I was anticipating my sixth confinement with feelings of dread and apprehension, until assured by you that you had a means of greatly easing suffering women at these times; but I can truly say, that unless I had myself experienced the marvellous effects of your beautiful method, I could not have believed it possible that aught in medical science could have been so perfect in application and result. At the time of your arrival, I was in great agony; five minutes after you entered my room I was entirely free from pain, and unless I had occasionally removed the Inhaler, I should not have believed I was in labour: the intensity of pain then felt made me hastily replace it. During the whole time--about an hour and a half--I was perfectly conscious, able to ask and answer questions.

I did not know when my baby was born. I had not the slightest feeling of pain or distension; and even when twice assured by yourself, and also by my sister, who was present, that baby was

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