No definite time can be set at which it would be safe for every woman "to get up." Some are as able to be up in three or four days, as others at the end of two weeks. The traditional "nine days for lying in," has no substantial foundation. As a general rule, the woman should remain recumbent in bed for a week or ten days. If she has been getting along nicely, she may be permitted to sit up a few minutes after the fourth or fifth day while the bed is being changed and aired; but if the lochial discharge becomes bloody after being up. it is an indication that she should remain in bed some time longer. Getting up too soon after confinement is a frequent cause of some of the most troublesome chronic ailments from which women suffer. The worst of these is enlargement of the womb, due to sub-involution, a condition in which the organ fails to return to its natural size, remaining permanently enlarged. When everything progresses well, this process generally takes place in six or eight weeks. During this time the patient should exercise very great care to avoid exposure of any kind. Getting the feet wet, being chilled, overexertion of any kind, either mental or physical, and anything which has a prostrating effect will be likely to check the natural retrograde process, the prompt and thorough performance of which is very important Special care should betaken so long as the lochial discharge is still present. Care during this period will often save the patient from many years of suffering.