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LESSON IV--GESTATION OR PREGNANCY
The Period of Pregnancy. How to calculate the Date of Delivery.
Development of the Fertilized Ovum. The Embryo. The Fetus. How
Nature builds up the child from the simple cell. The yolk-sack
or umbilical vesicle. The Allantois. The Placenta and its
offices. The Umbillical Cord. Osmosis. The Amnion. Sex in Embryo
and Fetus. Position of the Fetus. The Table of the Development
of the Unborn Child. Stage of Development of each month
described fully. The Physical Signs of Pregnancy. The Disorders
of Pregnancy. Practical Suggestions for Pregnant Women.
Childbirth and its incidents 33
LESSON V--GENERAL ADVICE TO WOMEN ON SEX SUBJECTS
Much needed, though seldom obtainable, information on important
subjects. The Truth about the Sexual Emotions plainly stated.
Alcohol and Sexuality. A Startling Statement. A Warning to
Women. The Menstrual Period and its Disorders. Simple methods of
treatment fully described. Dysmenorrhea. Amenorrhea.
Menorrhagia. The Hygiene of Menstruation. Plain Talk on a
Delicate Subject. Leucorrhea: what it is, and how it may be
treated by simple methods. General Treatment and Special
Methods. Uterine Displacements, and simple treatments therefor.
Marital Relations and Menstruation. Marital Relations and
Pregnancy. Sterility in Woman. Practical Advice to Sterile
Women. Miscarriage and Abortion. Sensible Advice to Women 49
LESSON VI--THE SCIENCE OF EUGENICS
The New Science. The Science of Parenthood. Biological Ethics.
Race Culture. Scientific Parenthood. Preventive Eugenics.
Constructive Eugenics. Race Suicide, real and false.
Conservation and Preservation of the Race. Prevention of
Criminal Offspring. The Causes of Degeneracy. Prevention of the
Transmission of Disease and Insanity in Offspring. Protection
for Mothers. Education for Parenthood. Terrible Effects of
Ignorance of Eugenic Science. Desired and Prepared-for Children
versus "Accidents" and Undesired Children. Not more children,
but better ones; not more births, but fewer deaths among
children. Survival Values versus Production Values 65
LESSON VII--PRENATAL INFLUENCES
Influencing the Child before birth. Family Characteristics.
Transmission of Parental Traits. Influence of Maternal
Impression. Heredity in General. Opinion of the Best
Authorities. Transmission of Acquired Characteristics. Heredity
versus Environment. The Eugenic Rule regarding Heredity. Fitness
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