borning room

borning room

In colonial New England houses, a small room (adjacent to the warm kitchen or keeping room) in which babies were born and sometimes kept during infancy.
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There is a borning room located to the side of the north kitchen.
The foyer leads into the dining room on the right, to the living room on the left and straight back into the borning room, a warm room between the kitchen and sitting room where women used to give birth.
Adjacent to the central room is the borning room, a very small room located close to the hearth, the only source of heat in the home, to house the pregnant mother, the newborn baby, the elderly, or the sick.