• Charlie Lane

Pregnancy During the Regency Period


Nathan and Lola's story in Keep No Secrets is wrapped up in fertility issues and the uncertainty of pregnancy in the early days. Below are a few of the sources I used to research these issues. If you'd like to get a more detailed look at what I find out every month, please sign up for my monthly Romancing History newsletter!


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164771/.

This source looks at the ancient origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and how it could have survived genetically. Interesting stuff!

https://www.advances.umed.wroc.pl/pdf/2017/26/3/555.pdf

This source looks at when PCOS could have first been discovered and explores it up through the twentieth century.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egyptian-papyrus-reveals-old-wives-tale-very-very-old-indeed-180970066/

This source looks at the practice of peeing on wheat to predict pregnancy.


http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/pee-pregnant-history-science-urine-based-pregnancy-tests/

This source looks at a variety of urine-based pregnancy tests, including the rabbit method.


Happy researching, fellow readers

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