It may also be the result in getting up too quickly from the childbed.
Julia, Cæsar's daughter and Pompey's wife, died in childbed.
The Countess died four years after, in childbed of a daughter.
In 1818, she was in the pains of childbed when she heard discharges of artillery.
There, where she had first drawn breath, she died in childbed on the 28th of November.
Pillows (said they) were thought meet only for women in childbed.
The Dutch have a proverb, “Where the stork abides no mother dies in childbed”.
Close by, a Kaffir was digging a grave for a Zulu woman who had died in childbed.
Died in childbed a year later, me being at that time on my first voyage.
The most terrible ghost in Babylonia was that of a woman who had died in childbed.