booq (booq) wrote in linguaphiles,

english expression

Hi everybody,

Could anyone explain the meaning of the sentence below please? The expression "though ailing between her confinements" is most confusing to me. Does the writer mean that the woman in question have been pregnant several times before? And that she has been ailing after each confinement (delivery) and before next conception?

As I have said before—the health of an expectant mother can be wonderfully benefited during this time, and if a woman feels well during pregnancy, though ailing between her confinements, the precept of simple remedies and simple living will have been driven home, and have its favourable repercussions in raising the standard of general health in the community.

Lots of thanks in advance

upd: the writer was an English doctor and wrote this in 1930s.

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