Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on July 29, 1998 at 01:01:23:
In response to confinement, written by Kathi on July 28, 1998 at 21:43:56
"Confinement" really only strictly means the childbirth itself, and a few days afterwards, during which the woman would stay in her room while recuperating. Sometimes the word is used loosely to cover the last stages of pregnancy, but I don't think there were generally any strict restrictions placed on normally-healthy women before the childbirth.
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