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    I don't know what was available in 1938 either..., but an emergency "C-Section" (or whatever it could be called to remove a dead fetus) would certainly have been appropriate once it was known that there was no way her body was not expelling this dead fetus the normal way.  It's what would have been done to a farm animal under the same circumstances..., which is why my gram's sister said what she did so often (and so did Mom, for that matter).  All of these women were farmer's wives, so they were quite aware of what would have been for an animal under the same circumstances.

    No, I never knew either of my grandmothers.  Mom's mother died when Mom was 13.  Dad's mother (who was a midwife) died when I was a baby, so I have no memory of her.  I did have a step-grandmother because Mom's father married a widow a few years later and she was a very nice woman and I did call her Grandma.

    Still, after stories that have been told to me about Mom's mother and to a person everyone telling me how wonderful she is (and no "but's"), it's a real shame she didn't live long enough to know any of her grandkids.  I think she would have been a fabulous grandmother to all of her grandkids.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:35:51 PM PDT

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