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Offline mollydolly

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Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« on: March 28, 2005, 04:30:34 PM »
I read somewhere that Anastasia Nikolaievna never had her period because of bad health in exile. I don't know how true it is, can someone help me? I'm just curious, I'd like to correct the source.
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Re: is this true?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 04:40:35 PM »
Hello mollydolly  :) Welcome to the Forum  :)
What an odd thing to want to know!
I haven't a clue about the answer but then I always think it a bit odd that Alix's letters to Nicholas so often make reference to the dates of her daughters' periods. I can't imagine many mothers would write such minor details to many fathers, nor why they should need to??

(I also imagine it would have greatly embarrassed the daughters had they known  :-/ )
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Re: is this true?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005, 05:11:37 PM »
I don't know - their mother was obsessed with health, and they all had their temperatures taken every day - to them it was probably all quite normal.

I would imagine considering her age, that even Anastasia would have had a visit from "Mme Becker" more than a few times before the revolution.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2005, 05:17:39 PM »
She probably would have been pleased if she did 'get out of it' in exile considering the way the soldiers humiliated the girls by following them even to the bathroom.
In those days it all must have been terribly inconvenient.  :-/

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2005, 05:24:20 PM »
I've never read anything about that in Alix's letters. Anyway, we should probably stop posting here. I don't think anything is wrong with this topic, it's about Anastasia's health, but someone else might and lock it.

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005, 05:32:53 PM »
Alix writes about how AN got her period.  So.  She was okay. :P

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2005, 06:31:21 PM »
Did she really? What year and month was this? I have to reread that, I'm curious as to how Aleksandra worded that. I don't think she would have just written "Anastasia had her period." Not in the early 1900s.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005, 06:44:15 PM »
She probably would have written something along the lines of "Anastasia got a visit from Mme. Becker today."

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2005, 07:32:35 PM »
There were various feminine sanitary supplies found in the house by the White Russian army after the family's deaths. I think it's safe to assume that they were healthy and functioned as everyone else does. On average, girls matured later in the early 20th century and Anastasia was quite small. I suppose it's possible she was a late bloomer, though it's not really important.

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2005, 06:29:30 PM »
Is "Mme Becker" the code word for it that they used?

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2005, 06:30:33 PM »
Yes. (Don't know why.)

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2005, 08:04:58 PM »
So much easier to be a chap..... ::)

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2005, 03:27:41 AM »
Indeed, etonexile. Were chaps to endure this, there would probably have been laws passed allowing so many extra sick days from work every month!  ::)  

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2005, 12:16:07 PM »
I'm glad someone posted this because I was also curious. So did they deal with it technically the same way we do these days?  ???
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 02:03:08 PM »
I'm still wondering how Aleksandra would have said the girls had their periods. Would it have been something like, "Anastasia had her first monthly..." or "Olga has been ill from her monthly?" Why else would she put it in her letters?