This adjustable chair let 18th-century women give birth in something approaching comfort

From the ancient times until the 1800s, many women gave birth with the aid of parturition chairs, specially designed seats that allowed women to sit upright or recline while giving birth. This particular chair had padded leather rests for the mother's legs, but the parturition chairs came in a number of flavors. Some… »11/18/12 12:00pm11/18/12 12:00pm