A woman who did not have a baby in the first two years after marriage was a large concern to the entire village. It was believed that they needed to be cured by someone other than the husband like finding another husband. This was due to the fact that marriage was not about love but having a child as this created great joy in the medieval villages. There were many risky problems with childbirth which is small in our modern world as our technologies have advanced. On most occasions, the mother died while giving birth. Labouring women were attended by midwives who had practical experience and were not actually trained. Later the profession was majorly recognised. Midwives could perform emergency rituals if the child’s life was in danger. They would also care for the mother. Usually women would have a child almost every year. Having male babies was praised more than a female.