I was wondering if anyone knows how a pregnant woman in 1912 would have behaved? Would she have hid in her home during the last months of pregnancy, or would she have thrown on her cutest maternity dress and gone to the market? Did maternity clothes exist then? Was it considered taboo to show off your pregnant belly like it's no ones business, or was it considered "beautiful" as it is today? I remember when I was pregnant I couldn't wait until I started "showing" so I could show off my belly. I would wear tight shirts just to accentuate it. There is a scene in Cameron's Titanic where Rose is telling Jack about Madeline Astor trying to "hide" her belly..why would she do this? Oh, and what about baby showers? Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions, just curious.