How was pregnancy viewed in WH? Was there any consequences of being pregnant at that time? Im trying to compare the diferent reactions to pregnancy and I cant figure out if it was taken positivly or negativly in WH.
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During this period, the pregnancy of an unwed mother was looked down on as a source of shame. Motherhood and pregnancy went hand in hand, as there were no available options for birth control. Young ladies in the upper-classes rarely became pregnant before marriage, as they were rigorously chaperoned and virtually never left attended with a male outside of their own family members. In the lower classes, however, young girls became pregnant more often and hid their pregnancies in order to keep their jobs, especially when these young girls worked in the households of upper-class employers. Unwed pregnancy was an immediate cause for expulsion.