The World Health Organization in 2005 stated in accordance with childbirth that “every minute one woman dies from the complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.” How incredible!
Pregnancy and childbirth are seen as particularly natural, normal and essentially trouble-free occasions, in American society. American women do not die unnecessarily from infections or the complications of infection that plague third world countries. In that regard, American women have it pretty good.
But, American women die in appalling numbers from murder at the hands of the spouses and/or significant others. American women die in childbirth in the process of having a baby and in the postpartum phase from heart related disorders, such as for example postpartum idiopathic cardiomyopathy, along with other factors!
I propose seeing the fetus a woman carries to fruition as a parasite. Because regardless of’Johnson & Johnson’commercials, the child showers, the cute little clothes, and the glamourization of childbirth (and rightfully so) the fetus is just a parasite upon the woman’s body! And even though we have the accoutrements for childbirth, they have to be, WE have to be in prime condition in order for items to go well or at least as expected.
As well with this parasitic relationship, the woman becomes even more vulnerable as she carries a baby she needs to safeguard or seeks to protect. The man or spouse soon realizes the vulnerability of a pregnant woman! Some men act with this knowledge and exert control, become jealous, yet many do not, and welcome the chance to act being an expectant parent.
Usually, women enter into pregnancy being unsure of in the beginning they are pregnant. I’m alert to the in the home pregnancy tests. Yet, pregnancy still comes as a surprise to several women حوامل. Unless a female aggressively and vigorously prepares her body for the demands of childbirth (and these demands are real and dangerous) she’s establishing her body to fail’her.’ NOT the fetus, necessarily, but the woman herself is put behind the eightball and essentially her body struggles to catch up with the increasing demands placed upon it.
WHY? Because the fetus, that delightful little parasite will literally take whatever it takes from the mother to survive. The fetus will need nutrients from wherever in order to survive. If a female becomes pregnant, yet she’s malnourished, and by malnourished I am talking about how we as Americans normally eat; on the run, definitely not three nutritious meals each day, no vitamins or supplements, etc., and so forth, the woman has nutritionally compromised herself.
By the time she discovers she’s pregnant, the fetus is ahead in pilfering nutrients from the mother body, thus evoking the mother’s body to work harder and her heart to work harder, along with her other organs, to meet up the needs of not only the host (Mommy) but the child (parasite!)
With the upsurge in blood volume as a result of creating a human being, the mother’s heart attempts, for probably the most part successfully, to function with this increased volume. Once the heart gets’stretched’to the level whereby it loses it functional ability, this really is called idiopathic cardiomyopathy or cardiomyopathy.
As a cardiothoracic RN, I have witnessed women who have delivered in the OR and then required a center transplant right after! I have witnessed women who due to the nature of pregnancy and their assumption that pregnancy is indeed’natural’a state of affairs for women, ignore or even their OB-GYN doctor may ignore their constant complaints and presenting symptoms! I have witnessed these sets of events leading to the deaths of young AMERICAN women!
All this is to express that women should maintain their best optimal health before attempting pregnancy. Women of childbearing age should especially know about the necessity for nutrition, vitamin supplementation always, along with being alert to when they first become pregnant.
When a female learns that she’s pregnant it is important to fortify yourself first and then your baby. It’s the same rationale as when on a plane and the oxygen mask falls down, placed on yours first and then your child. If you do not, you die or become compromised and therefore cannot help anyone!