Friday, November 22, 2013

Question from TudorGirl - Menstruation and maternity clothes

I'm interested in women's health during the Tudor period. I was looking everywhere to find information on menstruation and way of dealing with it. In 'Perkin' Ann Wroe wrote that Henry VII supplied Katherine Gordon (Perkin Warbeck's wife) with "night kerchers for her periods". I can't find more information on menstruation during the Tudor period though. Can anyone help?

I'm also interested in pregnancy. Did Tudor women have maternity clothes prepared for them during pregnancy or did they wear regular garments with some adjustments? I'm very interested.

Thank you in advance.

(See related previous thread linked below. - Lara)

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