Monday, February 3, 2014

A blast from the past, Liverpool Maternity hospital

A fascinating series of photographs from the 30's,40's,50's and 60's giving us an insight to to childbirth at that time.  Women were in bed for 10 days after giving birth (let alone the risks of a deep vein thrombosis), there were strict visiting hours, no partners/husbands (they had to pace the corridors) during labour and adhere to visiting hours only.  The midwives wore masks and women were confined to their beds until the Doctors had done their rounds.  

Liverpools maternity hospital

1 comment:

  1. I do have to comment at how pristine clean the wards were :-)