pregnant or breast feeding from wedding day to menopause

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 comments

Marriage and childrearing where indivisible; indeed, in the mid-nineteenth century reproduction was considered a woman's only correct occupation.

Birth control literature was illegal, and the average working class wife was either pregnant or breast feeding from wedding day to menopause.



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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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