Marie Antoinette writes to her mother that things have changed. It was spring, and the air was still fresh and cool. Perfect time for change! From now on, she wrote, she will take care of herself much better- her health is of most importance. Admittedly she never cared to do so before, but that was the old Antoinette!
She also went to Louis about another matter of concern. She asked if he would distribute 4,000 francs to the poor of France. She also made a special note for him to offer 12,000 francs to debtors who were currently in prison.
This was only if they were in prison for one reason: failure to pay their monthly nurses. A monthly nurse was a lady who took care of both a new mother and baby one month after birth. This sudden concern for these ladies and families stemmed from a new concern of Antoinette's, motherhood. Of course Louis went forth with her wishes, and distributed the funds as asked!