Artist unknown, Illustration of Pregnant Women, 1671, Originally placed and located in the British Library edition of the Midwives Book., 8 in. x 11 3/4 in.

 

The “Illustration of Pregnant Women” in Jane Sharp’s book is important to my topic because it is a diagram to help the novice English midwife familiarize herself with the female body.

 

Artist unknown, “Illustration of Pregnant Women,  1671,” In The Midwives Book Or The Whole Art Of Midwifry Discovered, by Jane Sharp and edited by Elaine Hobby. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.