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From the Wikipedia article:

 

The Memorial Presbyterian Church is a historic church located at 36 Valencia Street in St. Augustine, Florida, United States. The church was built in 1889 by business tycoon and St. Augustine benefactor Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in honor of his daughter Jennie Louise Benedict, who died following complications from childbirth the same year, hence the word Memorial.[1]

 

Designed by the New York architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings in the Second Renaissance Revival style and inspired by St Mark's Basilica in Venice, the church was built utilizing a novel construction technique pioneered by Franklin W. Smith, builder of the Villa Zorayda. This building method utilizing poured concrete mixed with crushed coquina stone, was utilzed in Smith's Casa Monica Hotel, as well as in Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel and Alcazar Hotel, both of which last were designed by Carrère and Hastings, with construction overseen by Smith.

 

Like the Alcazar and Ponce de Leon, many of the architectural details were created with terra cotta.[2]

 

Upon Flagler's death in 1913 he was interred in a marble mausoleum within the church beside his daughter Jennie Louise and her infant Marjorie, as well as his first wife Mary Harkness Flagler.[3]

 

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Ammonite is said to assist with general good health, stamina and high energy. It is told to change negativity into smoothly flowing energy. It is also said to assist with childbirth, depression, and general survival instincts.

These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs.

Saw this at a Gem show we go every October,

Its time for the show again.

The hippopotamus is a semi-aquatic mammal, inhabiting rivers and lakes in sub-Saharan Africa in large groups of up to 40 hippos. During the day they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippos rest near each other in territories in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

I would like to thank Magpie Photography for allowing me to use his image as a base for my photomontage.

 

Sources: bit.ly/1vNczxi

In the Eddas, Freyja is portrayed as a goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Blonde, blue-eyed, and beautiful, Freyja is described as the fairest of all goddesses, and people prayed to her for happiness in love. She was also called on to assist childbirths and prayed to for good seasons.

 

Jerri, you're right this does look like a torturous bra ;-))

 

Thanks to TWo PIXie DoLL's for her vintage images www.flickr.com/photos/sparkleville/sets/72157606681932723/

 

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Featured on Explore 11/16/2008

 

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'The tree has several medicinal qualities. Shampoo made from its bark is used to prevent the graying of hair; bark soaked in hot water is used to treat wounds; while the root extracts are effective in childbirth.' NO I haven't tried these remedies - extract from this link:

www.plant-care.com/1600-lavender-star-flower.html

  

The common hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to thirty females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

 

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This is an illustration for a spanish association and his new campaign about chilbirth.

More here: www.quenoosseparen.info/

Malate Church (formally known as Malate Catholic Church) is a church in Manila, Philippines. It is a Baroque-style church fronted by Plaza Rajah Sulayman and, ultimately, Manila Bay. The church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"), the patroness of childbirth A revered statue of the Virgin Mary in her role as Our Lady of Remedies was brought from Spain in 1624 and stands at the altar.

(Apparently its mother died during childbirth.)

 

Kid: "Are you my father then?"

Father: "Erm. Why not?"

 

(8 Photos.)

 

Hard To Believe that this was taken only about 3 weeks ago. We are currently all dead and bare abd brown and under a sheet of ice... the music suits the mood today

(*DISCLAIMER* this is a Christian Rock song, and not necessarily my beliefs. "Take what is worth taking and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away" as I was taught)

  

You've heard the story you know how it goes

Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes

Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true

In control of our emotions 'til we ate the poison fruit

 

*chorus

 

Wait just a minute...

You expect me to believe that all this misbehaving

grew from one enchanted tree?

And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied

With this magical explanation for why the living die

 

*chorus

 

Childbirth is painful we toil to grow our food

Ignorance made us hungry information made us no good

Every burden misunderstood

So I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap

Knowing after graduation there would be no going back

 

And no congratulations from my faithful family

Some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

 

*Because it's hard to be

Hard to be

Hard to be a decent human being

 

 

Author Unknown...

   

A little boy asked his mother

"Why are you crying?"

 

"Because I'm a woman",

she told him.

"I don't understand",

he said.

His mum just hugged him

and said, "And you never

will"

 

Later the little boy asked

his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for

no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason",

was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man,

still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God; and when God got on

the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so

easily?"

  

God said:

"When I made the woman she had to be special.

 

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the

world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and

the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going

when everyone else gives up, and take care of her

family through sickness and fatigue without

complaining. .I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under

any and all circumstances, even when her child has

hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her man through his

faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his

heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good man never

hurts his woman, but sometimes tests her strengths and

her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed

This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is

needed.

 

You see:

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,

the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her

hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,

because that is the doorway to her heart - the place

where love resides.

  

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For my Distortions and Truths set

  

Model by ohlopkov at Devient art

Texture by Kerstin Frank Art

Texture by me

 

The pain, the pain, you guys. Oh my goodness. It was like childbirth... but with eyes. Like I'd just pushed a twelve pounder through my eye sockets.

Native Americans used the dried leaves of this plant as a herbal tea, and early pioneers used the plant as a substitute for black tea. Miwok Indians of California made baskets from ceanothus branches. C. integerrimus has been used by North American tribes to ease childbirth.

 

Ceanothus L. /ˌsiːəˈnoʊθəs/[2] is a genus of about 50–60 species of shrubs or small trees in the family Rhamnaceae.

The genus is confined to North America, with the center of its distribution in California. Some species (e.g. C. americanus) are found in the eastern United States and southeast Canada, and others (e.g. C. coeruleus) extend as far south as Guatemala.

  

My wife, I, and another couple went on a long walk yesterday on a nature trail. We found an area in the woods on a hillside that contained perhaps two dozen of these Red Trillium... a member of the Lily family... it is also know as Wake Robin, and more rarely, as Stinking Benjamin. I am sure there are other common names as well.

 

The root was traditionally used as an aid in childbirth, hence the name “Bethroot” (a corruption of “birth root”). Native Americans used root tea for menstrual disorders, to induce childbirth, and to aid in labor. The whole plant was made into a poultice used to treat tumors, inflammation, and ulcers.

 

So ends your biology lesson for the evening... once a teacher, always a teacher. There will be a test tomorrow... :)

 

"Love is like wildflowers; It's often found in the most unlikely places." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

So I have been tagged for the first time ever by Keegan. I'm sorry if you hate getting tagged, but I've never done this before. I promise I won't do it again.

 

10 facts you say?

 

Well:

 

1) I'm left handed.

2) I play the guitar, ukulele and piano.

3) My favorite color is indigo.

4) One time a cranberry nearly came out my nose. It felt like childbirth, only out of my face.

5) If I could be anything in the world, it would be a well-known journalist.

6) I got lost in France on a school trip when I was 14.

7) I talk quite a bit in my sleep.

8) I can be a compulsive liar, but I always feel guilty and admit it's not true. (Like Sam in Garden State :))

9) And I'm one of the most guilable people in the world, which doesn't mix well with being a liar.

10) I'm afraid to talk to new people.

Schwanger zu werden kennt wortwörtlich keine Altersgrenze. Der Durchschnitt liegt zwar bei etwa 30 Jahren beziehungsweise knapp darunter, doch immer öfters wird der Wunsch nach einem Kind nach hinten verschoben. Die Gründe sind vielseitig, häufig steht die Karriere im Vordergrund. Aber auch die M...

 

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Ix-Chel is the Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth. She has been shown in three of Her many aspects: Chak Chel, the Old Moon Goddess, called the Midwife of Creation; Ix Chel in Her main form as Mother Goddess and Weaver who set the Universe in motion; and the Young Moon Goddess, shown with Her totem animal the rabbit.

Ix Chel is a great Water Goddess, the consort of the chief God of the Maya Itsamná. Her name means "Lady Rainbow", and She is said to have founded the city of Palenque at the command of the Gods. She is a Weaver Goddess, whose whirling drop spindle is said to be at the center of the motion of the Universe. She has many aspects and titles, such as Ix Kanleom, the "Spider's Web Catching the Morning Dew", and Ix Chebal Yax

Euridice Represent each symbol in her outfit. The Moon, the snake and the flowers that for the mayas represent the earth, the rabbit that represents the Fertility and Porcreation, the Pitcher containing water, the corn, because according with the Mayas the Men comes from the corn.

Ancient Delphi was composed of a number of areas, and the second most important - after the Sanctuary of Apollo - was the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. Ge or Gaia was originally worshipped in this part of Greece, and Athena is generally considered to have been her successor, brought in by the Greek tribes. She was worshiped in a number of different ways, including the goddess of peace and also of war, of arts and of trade and agriculture, of labor and also those undergoing childbirth. The temple was built from tuff in the Archaic period, toward the end of the 6th century BCE. It is a Doric peripteral temple, 6 x 12 columns, with 28.45 m x 14.25 m and column height: 4.6 m. Three of the columns are still standing.

 

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Winky... in my Garden

 

Or Aquilegia vulgaris (European Columbine, Common Columbine or Granny's Nightcap) is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate.

 

In traditional herbalism columbine was considered sacred to Venus; carrying a posy of it was said arouse the affections of a loved one. Nicholas Culpeper recommended it to ease the pains of childbirth. In modern herbal medicine it is used as an astringent and diuretic.

 

Various parts of the plant have been used in the past to cure diarrhoea, to promote perspiration to help in childbirth and to alleviate rheumatic pains; but this plant is a member of the all-poisonous Ranunculus family, and it should not be experimented with. However, dried crushed seeds, made into a dusting powder, will kill lice very effectively.

Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913) built this church to the glory of God as a memorial to his daughter, Jennie Louise Flagler Benedict, who passed away as a result of childbirth in 1889. The church was dedicated in March 1890.

 

The Venetian Renaissance style of the church is reflected in the pointed arches and Byzantine dome.

 

St. Augustine, Florida

 

Wishing everyone a very pleasant Sunday!

This large wolf was severely harrassed by three coyotes, who we felt had a den near the carcass of a mother bison which had died in childbirth, becoming a feeding station for the carnivores in the area. The area was too distant for good photographs but as the wolf was leaving, it got somewhat closer and treated me to this leap over the small stream.

Unique in its dedication to twin saints, St Medard and St Gildard.

St Medard is invoked for fertility (crops, vines and childbirth), rain and against toothache. He is patron to brewers, idiots and lunatics so quite a selection there!

In origin, the church building is Saxon, and was added to in the Romanesque period by the addition of the chancel, with extensions in the 13thc and later.

Ix-Chel is the Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth. She has been shown in three of Her many aspects: Chak Chel, the Old Moon Goddess, called the Midwife of Creation; Ix Chel in Her main form as Mother Goddess and Weaver who set the Universe in motion; and the Young Moon Goddess, shown with Her totem animal the rabbit.

Ix Chel is a great Water Goddess, the consort of the chief God of the Maya Itsamná. Her name means "Lady Rainbow", and She is said to have founded the city of Palenque at the command of the Gods. She is a Weaver Goddess, whose whirling drop spindle is said to be at the center of the motion of the Universe. She has many aspects and titles, such as Ix Kanleom, the "Spider's Web Catching the Morning Dew", and Ix Chebal Yax

Euridice Represent each symbol in her outfit. The Moon, the snake and the flowers that for the mayas represent the earth, the rabbit that represents the Fertility and Porcreation, the Pitcher containing water, the corn, because according with the Mayas the Men comes from the corn.

Sunset on Sanibel Island, Florida.... sure, the bird belongs in the sky.. but what the heck are those two red pails doing there??? (Thanks to my two 10-year-old beachcombers for the prop assistance...)

 

__________________

Lane: The very concept of childbirth is vaguely disturbing.

Rory: Yeah. Kids are cool and all, but getting there seems like a big cosmic joke.

Lane: Definitely thought up by a man...

--"Gilmore Girls" (WB)

Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius

 

The "yawning" hippopotamus has been photographed innumerable times -- this one is perhaps interesting due to the fairly rare head-on perspective.

 

The hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to 30 females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

 

The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and, as such, ranks among the most dangerous animals in Africa. Nevertheless, they are still threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth.

 

This image was captured on the Chobe River, near Kasane, northern Botswana, Southern Africa.

   

A man who lost his wife to childbirth, sulks

 

Family and friends behind him....... share his pain

 

NIGHAM BODH cremation ghat

DELHI

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

 

Emo Philips

Just born stories: www.flickr.com/photos/58772731@N07/sets/72157648378912097/

 

Please, do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission. All rights reserved - Copyright :copyright: Svetoslava Slavova

 

Thank you for viewing my images! Happy weekend!

I was a tale hater for a long time. Even the sound of this word 'fairy tale' made me think of something boring. It completely changed with a childbirth. I even began a modest collection of around-the-world folk tales (27 nations for now in our home library).

 

Russian folk tale 'The Frog Princess' came straight to my mind while observing a new exposition of Russian nature in our Botanical garden (Botanical Garden of Moscow State University). It has a majestic feeling of true nature in the middle of Moscow. Even a completely artificial landscape elements let it be as close to folk tale as possible!

 

Please press a zoom button for more details.

...to all the daddy's out there in flickrland.

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Father's Day in America. Sonora Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, is credited with the inspiration of Father's Day in our country.

Dodd's mother died in 1898 during childbirth, leaving her father, William Jackson Smart, to raise Dodd and her five younger brothers on a remote farm near Spokane. While attending a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Dodd decided that fathers deserve the same recognition.

 

Within a year, with the help of her pastor, the Rev. Conrad Bluhm, the Spokane YMCA and the Ministerial Alliance, Father's Day was born. June 19, 1910 was designated as the first Father's Day. Throughout Spokane that day, Sunday sermons were themed around the importance of fatherhood.

 

By 1924, the holiday had gained some national prominence. President Calvin Coolidge that year recognized Father's Day and made it known that he wanted more states to get involved. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an order proclaiming the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation permanently observing Father's Day on the third Sunday in June. And today, Father's Day is celebrated in over 50 countries around the globe on various days throughout the year.

  

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

East Africa

 

The hippopotamus is one of the largest quadrupeds and, despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been recorded as running at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is a highly aggressive and unpredictable animal and is ranked among the most dangerous animals in Africa. Nevertheless, they are still threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth.

 

The common hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to 30 females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

 

This temple was built by the Mayans to worship the Goddess Ixchel... The Goddess of the Moon and childbirth...

  

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A beautiful, sweet smelling wildflower used in medieval times to stuff straw mattresses as the scent helped to kill fleas. It was also said to ease childbirth.

Original Caption: Woman Who Has Just Given Birth in the Delivery Room of Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota. Her Husband, Who Observed the Birth, Holds His Wife's Head as She Turns to Gaze at Her Newborn Child. There Are Two Hospitals in the Town, Union Which Is Non-Denominational and Loretto Which Is Catholic. They Have Divided Their Services to Specialize and Give More Efficient Service New Ulm Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area in South Central Minnesota.

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15716

 

Photographer: Phillips, Kathy

 

Subjects:

New Ulm (Brown county, Minnesota, United States) inhabited place

Environmental Protection Agency

Project DOCUMERICA

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/558116

 

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

 

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

 

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

   

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

  

Sacristy

Sarophagus of Ilaria dl Carreto by Jacopo della Quercia

She died in childbirth in 1405. The sculpture was much admired by Ruskin.

Greywacke

Ptolemaic Period

Bes was one of the most popular deities in ancient Egypt. His figure tends to appear in contexts related to sexual activity. Likewise, his role as a protector was also aimed at women in childbirth, newborns and children. He could ward off evil with the sound of a musical instrument or with a sword.

 

Museu Egipci de Barcelona

 

Gambling winnings...My great-grandfather was a bit of a rogue after losing his wife in childbirth. He spent the remainder of his life in and out of jail or gambling on the riverboats. This watch was one of the winnings and has been passed down through the generations.

This photo was taken for the monthly AVForums photo competition. The theme was "Soft" and I'm delighted to say that this photo won! I'm chuffed to bits!

Taken at Kent General Hospital. Taken with Nikon d80 equipped with 18-55mm lens.

"I read the news today, oh my…"

 

No comments necessary, really.

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