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מה אלו | “Who are these?” — the Origin of the Angels of Healing: Sanoi, Sansanoi, and Semanglof, as told in the Alphabet of ben Sira (ca. late first millennium)

The origin story of Lilith as told in the Alphabet of ben Sira. . . .

Prayer After Safe Delivery [in Childbirth], by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman following the birth of her infant child. . . .

Prayer on the Approach of Childbirth, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a pregnant woman before she goes into labor. . . .

היסטוריולה של סממית וסידרוס | Historiola of Smamit and Sideros, a reconstruction based on Amulet 15 & Amulet Bowl 12a

A very old tale told for the protection of pregnant women and their infant children as found in amulets from late Antiquity. . . .

תחנה אױף קינדער האבין (פאר א אִשָׁה װאָס האָט ניט קײַן קינדער)‏ | Tkhine for Having Children for a Woman who Has No Children (ca. 1840)

A prayer for a childless woman seeking to conception. . . .

In Kinderloser Ehe | [Prayer for a Woman] In a Childless Marriage, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

Fanny Neuda’s teḥinah for women experiencing difficulty conceiving children. . . .

A Delightful Tkhine for a Pregnant Woman to Say (ca. early 17th c.)

A prayer of a pregnant woman anticipating childbirth. . . .

A Prayer for a Pregnant Woman to Say when She Wishes for an Easy Labor (ca. early 17th c.)

A prayer for a pregnant woman anticipating her childbirth. . . .

A Prayer for a Woman before giving birth, from a Seder Tkhines (ca. 1640-1720)

A prayer for a pregnant woman anticipating childbirth, from an unidentified volume of the Seder Tkhines (circa 1640-1720). . . .

[Gebet] Vor der Entbindung | [Prayer] Before the Childbirth, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer for a pregnant woman anticipating childbirth in the 19th century. . . .

תחנה פון אײן שװאנגער אשה זאל ניט מפיל זיין | Tkhine for a Pregnant Woman that She Not Miscarry (1910)

A prayer for a pregnant woman that she not suffer a miscarriage. . . .

תחנה פאר אײן אִשָׁה װאָס דארף האָבּין אײַן קינד | Tkhine for a Woman who is about to Have a Child (1910)

A prayer for a pregnant woman whose childbirth is immanent. . . .

א תחנה פאר א אשה מעוברת אז זיא גײט צו קינד | Tkhine for a Pregnant Woman when She is about to Give Birth (1910)

A prayer for a pregnant woman approaching her childbirth. . . .

קמע לשמירה מפני לילית | Apotropaic ward for the protection of pregnant women and infants against Lilith & her minions (CUL MS General 194, Montgomery 1913 Amulet No. 42)

An apotropaic ward for the protection of women in their pregnancy and of infant children against an attack from Lilith and her minions, containing the story witnessing her oath to the prophet, Eliyahu along with one variation of her many names. . . .