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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 21


Item dropsy attacks the child in its mothers womb, through her eating much cold fruit, and whitemeat, the which is recognised by the size of the abdomen, and the excessive motion of the pregnancy; and when the time of birth comes


unless she be relieved, they will both die.674 Therefore it is a great error for a pregnant woman to eat much fruit, and whitemeat. Item if the swelling seize a woman, and she get over it and later become pregnant675 the pregnancy is wont to fall into dropsy, for the blood whereof it is formed is entirely watery, wherefore it is easy for it to fall into dropsy.