Women throughout the history of mankind were doing this, too. But they had, most of the time, something we don’t. They were raised in society that valued an extended family concept. Parents lived with their children, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Young girls were growing up observing the rites of passage, like marriage, a birth of a family member, and death. They were not only witnessing, they took an active role as a family member. They were helping with their siblings, elderly grandparents. When they were ready for marriage they have been experts on baby care and had a good understanding of what childbirth was. Besides, there were sisters and aunts to help out this brand new mother. That brand new mother didn’t live thousands miles away from her loving relatives. Instead, her folks lived next door or in the same house.