Which Came First: Migraine or Sleepless Night?
A full-term human pregnancy is measured as nine months or 40 weeks, but actual length for a healthy pregnancy can vary by as much as five weeks. Only 4% of women deliver at the standard 280 days, and 70% within 10 days of their estimated due date, even when the due date is calculated with help of an ultrasound.
"Here lies me and my three daughters,
Brought here by using seidlitz waters.
If we had stuck to Epsom salts,
We wouldn't have been here in these vaults." -- Headstone in the cemetery of Childwald church in England. Seidlitz powder is an effervescing medication composed of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate and potassium sodium tartrate, mixed with water to create a mild laxative. It's not clear how the concoction proved fatal.
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