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:

Margaret D said...

Have heard that before, interesting to say the least!

Bob Bushell said...

Right on.

Emmylou said...

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

RO said...

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

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Human nature.

Christine said...

So interesting, makes sense.

Martha said...

Of course...

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

Can only wait so long

bj said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

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