Sunday, December 19, 2010

Of Alcoholism and Pregnancy


Cases of pseudocyesis have been documented since antiquity. 
Mary I (1516–1558), Queen of England, was perhaps the most famous of western historical examples, who believed on two occasions that she was pregnant, when she was in fact not. 

Some even attribute the violence that gave her the nickname "Bloody Mary" to be a reaction to her disappointment on realising she was without child.