I did a piece during my OB rotation in school about how pregnancy practices have changed over the years. My Grandma had all but the last two of her nine babies at home with no prenatal care and Grandpa in attendance with each birth. When Mama had us, she was sedated throughout the delivery and Daddy stayed in the waiting room. That was the stereotypical portrayal of births on television during the fifties and even into the sixties.
Pregnancies were not as publicly celebrated as they are today. I ran across this article about how Hermes bags are made and how the Kelly bag got it's name. Princess Grace using Hermes bag to hide pregnancy. I thought it interesting that this particular style of bag became know as the Kelly bag due to her use of it to hide her pregnancy. It does seem odd today that a pregnancy needed to be hidden.
|I can probably find the website where this Hermes|
bag is for sale for $12,995.
Oh, by the way...Mama said that they were expected to stay in bed 10 days after the baby's birth. No getting them up out of the bed ten minutes after delivery.
And another thing...I do not own a Hermes bag and I was not shopping for one.