Expectant mothers, especially those going through it for the first time, probably have sought help about what to expect in their pregnancy from books and experts. Now, there are various other sources of information like the internet where women and men can get solid advice about the things that they both will experience during and after pregnancy. In the 1600s, with the advent of the Renaissance and the help of the printing press, the fledgling science of obstetrics started to form. And the spread of information about it began with what they called midwifery manuals.
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