Eve: Sex, Childbirth and Motherhood Through the Ages

To relieve sore breasts, drink mouse dung diluted with rainwater and ass 's milk ". In Eve, Petrina Brown explores the changing acets of sex and relationships; the influence of eligion and folklore; the changing role of the midwife; and the evelopment of medical intervention in the birthing process. A natural storyteller, she has researched customs and ceremonies from around the world, revealing extraordinary fertility, contraception and abortion practices both modern and ancient. Eve is an amusing and compelling journey through social history; from prehistorical Egypt and Mesopotamia, travelling through ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, taking in the Middle Ages and ending in the present day. Royalties will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
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Published January 29th 2007 by Summersdale Publishers
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Eve: Sex, Childbirth and Motherhood Through the Ages

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