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18th century Maternity Stays

Detail from "The March of the Guards" by HogarthThere have always been pregnant women, and women nursing, but what they wore during these times is harder to know. Amanda investigates and makes her own.

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  What a fascinating article! I just love that you were able to show us how these stays affected you personally during and after pregnancy.  
  Absolutely fascinating! It's great to see this type of stays "in action", and equally helpful to be able to put them into a historical context with the info you found on period breastfeeding.  
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