Friday, April 7, 2017

Fact of the Day: Pregnant Brides

While most people would think that most women saved themselves for marriage in the "olden days" that wasn't really the case. Even in colonial America, about 1 out of 3 brides were pregnant on their wedding day. 

12 comments:

  1. Have heard that before, interesting to say the least!

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  2. My husband and I got married in church when we already had our first child. He was at our wedding!:D

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  3. Wow! That's interesting! I would have thought those numbers would have been much smaller. Thanks for the trivia. Hugs...

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  4. Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻

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  5. In feudal times the lord got first crack at brides living on his land, so to ensure the baby came from the husband they would consummate before the wedding.

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  6. ...the birds and the bees....:)

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  7. When my family lived in Newfoundland in the 1970s, some women still had to demonstrate that they could get pregnant before their husbands-to-be would marry them. Childbearing ability was considered to be critical, so I'm not surprised

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