Russia Makes Abortions Readily Available

The Soviet Union first made abortions freely available that offered free abortions on demand beginning in 1920. Continue reading

William Smellie

William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading

Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (About this soundlisten); born 6 March 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. Continue reading

Dr. William Smellie

Physician, William Smellie taught obstetrics and midwifery in 1739 around Lanark, Scotland and lectured in London. Continue reading

Elena Andrianovna Nikolayeva

Yelena Andrianovna Nikolayeva was born on June 8, 1964, a child of two Soviet cosmonauts Continue reading

Baby Bottle Cloth Nipple

Pottery containers used as baby bottles were found in Cyprus, Greece dated to 900 BCE using cloth pieces as a nipple. Continue reading

Woodcut Illustration of Child in Toy Car

A German monk wrote a childcare treatise in verse form, Versehung des Leibs Continue reading

Charles Burton Manufacturers the Pram

Charles Burton invented the first modern perambulator or ‘pram’ in New York, NY USA in 1848 Continue reading

French Publication Recommends Condom Usage

The publication L'Escole des Filles, from Paris, France recommended condom usage Continue reading

Commercially Manufactured Baby Carriages

William Cavendish, the third Duke of Devonshire’s family of Chatsworth, England owned the first baby carriage made in 1733 by William Kent. Continue reading