Going through labour is an intense and painful process that can last anywhere from 8 to 18 hours. It was also very dangerous for women during the middle ages. The lack of medicine and healthcare led to many unnecessary deaths during childbirth, with numbers varying depending on location and family wealth. Fortunately, witchcraft is a respected field in this alternate history, and witchery is seen as a respectable trade among the population. A field of magic called Biomancy has been recently invented which is hoped will revolutionize medicine.
Biomancy is a form of magic that allows for the manipulation of certain biological energies and processes. Through this art, biomancers are capable of changing or influencing a change in the physical form of either themselves or others to limited extents. It allows for a number of things:
- Cellular Control - Granting immunity to poison and extreme temperatures.
- Regeneration - Healing injuries, regrowing parts over time, strengthening durability, and removing of fatigue.
- Fleshsculpting - Manipulating or shaping the body to limited extents.
Midwives take the form of witches who specialize in childbirth-focused Biomancy magic.
How can I use this form of magic to make labour less difficult and risky? At what point would it be most appropriate to apply these techniques?