Explicar el cuerpo y entregar el alma

Los embarazos y partos de Estefanía de Requesens (siglo XVI)





Renaissance women, Pregnancy experiences, Childbirth practices, Correspondence, Family dynamics


This article delves into the intimate experiences of pregnancy and childbirth during the Renaissance, focusing on the correspondence between Estefanía de Requesens and her mother. Through their letters, Estefanía shares her physical and emotional journey, revealing the significance of these life events in shaping familial, social, and personal dynamics. The narrative explores how Estefanía navigates her pregnancies, seeks reassurance, and prepares for childbirth, shedding light on the cultural norms and practices of the time. The article underscores the importance of studying individual experiences like Estefanía's to comprehend the multifaceted nature of women's lives in the Renaissance period.




How to Cite

Fargas Peñarrocha, M. (2022) “Explicar el cuerpo y entregar el alma: Los embarazos y partos de Estefanía de Requesens (siglo XVI)”, Avisos de Viena. Vienna, Austria, 4, pp. 137–148. doi: 10.25365/adv.2022.4.7530.