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HOW I WILL BRING UP BABY BY BILLY BURKE
BELIEVES IN PRENATAL INFLUENCE -,
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Billie Burke and Her aby, Florenz Patricia.
BY BILLIE BURKE
(Written- Especially for The "Day
(Copyright, 1916, by The Newspaper
I began to care for my baby be
fore she came. I was -working every
day in a photo play, yet knowing I
was going -through a pejfectly' na
tural experience as old as Mother
Eve," I went about my picture work
with renewed happiness.
I have always thought a home
without children was as forlorn as a
cage withput a bird.
Having this idea, I studied child
bearing and ctiild raising carefully.
' My nrofssion has taught me nothing
comes to one of anyNgreat moment
'except through much thought and
I feel that much of the false mo
desty that surrounds a woman for
the time before the birth of- a child
is not only silly, but works hardship
,for the mother and unhappiness ton,
There is nothing vulgar or' ribald
about the birth of a child and a wom
an 'must at once put aside all self
consciousness if she would work out
nature's plan to its fullest, with in
telligence and sympathy.
Notwithstanding the thunderings
of many scientific men against it, Iv
believe much in prenatal influence.