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History of childbirth in the 1600’s Time period: 1600’s Method of childbirth: Where did most women give birth during this time: At home in there room What chemical and / or tools were used to deliver (Explain the Chemicals / tools used (were they Dangerous)): A method called Twilight Sleep was developed, which involved morphine and scopolamine. The mother slept through delivery, but the drugs also affected the baby, and sometimes the child didn't breathe at all. The morphine also caused some mothers to die in childbirth. Doctors had gadgets to hook, stab, and rip apart a hard-to-deliver baby. Many of these gadgets had an uncanny resemblance to medieval torture tools.” Who delivered the baby: Most babies were delivered at home with the aid of a
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