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Have you or someone you know experienced discomforts during pregnancy?
How did you handle them?
We will explore some self-help techniques and homeopathy.
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What did you do for cramps, bleeding, nausea, headaches, lethargy, incontinence, bloating, gas, heart burn and the like?
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Each of us has a very personal experience during the time we first conceive until we hold our newborn in our arms.
We wait in anticipation for the blessed day, as Pamela S. Nadav says, "There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation." Truly giving birth is a miracle and our greatest joy.
Yet, the hardest won gifts don't always come easily. We suffer some pain to give birth to new ideas and new creations. While waiting through the 40 weeks of gestation the female body undergoes many changes to prepare for the birthing process and the ability to nurture a young life.
How a woman goes through these changes depends upon many factors. Some women have never felt better in their entire lives, while others have so many discomforts they swear never to do this again. During times of pain, stress and frustration we try to bring some humor to lighten the load. Rita Rudner puts it this way, "Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside."
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CLINICAL CORRELATIONS of problems durin pregnancy
A- Abnormal Implantation
It is also called as ectopic pregnancy.
Abnormal implantation sites of the blastocyst. 1, implantation in the abdominal cavity [the ovum most frequently implants in the rectouterine cavity but may implant at any place covered by peritoneum]; 2, implantation in the ampullary region of the tube; 3, tubal implantation; 4, interstitial implantation, e.g., in the narrow portion of the uterine tube; 5, implantation in the region of the internal os, frequently resulting in placenta previa; and 6, ovarian implantation.
1. Tubal pregnancy occurs when the blastocyst implants within the uterine tube owing to delayed transport (Psora).
2. The ampulla of uterine tube is the most common site of an ectopic pregnancy. The rectouterine pouch (pouch of Douglas) is a common site for an ectopic abdominal pregnancy.
3. Ectopic pregnancy is most commonly seen in women with endometriosis (Sycosis) or pelvic inflammatory disease (Pseudopsora).
1. Dizygotic (fraternal) twins result from the fertilization and two different secondary oocytes by two different sperms (Psora). The resultant two zygotes form two blastocysts, each of which implants separately into the endometrium of the uterus. Thus, these twins are no more genetically alike than are siblings born at different times.
2. Monozygotic (identical) result from the fertilization of one secondary oocyte by one sperm. The resultant zygote forms a blastocyst in which the inner cell mass (embryoblast) splits into two (Psora-Sycosis). Therefore, the twins are genetically identical.
3. Conjoined (Siamese twins) - in these monozygotic twins, the inner cell mass (embryoblast) does not completely split (Cancerous). The two embryos are joined by a tissue bridge (e.g. at the head, thorax or pelvis).
C- Spontaneous abortion
A combination of factors protects the conceptus, including production of immunosuppressive cytokines and proteins and the expression of an unusual major histocompatibility complex class IB molecule (HLA-G) that blocks recognition of the conceptus as foreign tissue. Psora inhibits the action of these factors causing abortion.
If the mother has autoimmune disease, for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, antibodies generated by the disease may attack the conceptus and reject it (Pseudopsora).
D- Emryonic Malformation
In some cases, the trophoblast develops and forms placental membranes (Cancerous), although little or no embryonic tissue is present. Such a condition is known as a hydatidiform mole. Moles secrete high levels of hCG and may produce benign or malignant tumors e. g. invasive mole and choriocarcinoma.
Certain diseases, such as Huntington chorea, neurofibromatosis, familial cancer disorders like Wilms tumors, familial retinoblastoma, and myotonic dystrophy, Fragile X syndrome also involve imprinting are under syphilitic influence and cause preimplantation and postimplantation reproductive failure. Even in some fertile women under optimal conditions for pregnancy, 15% of oocytes are not fertilized, and 10% to 15% start cleavage but fail to implant. Of the 70% to 75% that implant, only 58% survive until the second week, and 16% of those are abnormal. Hence, when the first expected menstruation is missed, only 42% of the eggs exposed to sperm are surviving. Of this percentage, a number will be aborted during subsequent weeks, and a number will be abnormal at the time of birth (Psora).
E- Teratogenesis Associated with Gastrulation
At the beginning of the third week of development, when gastrulation is initiated fate maps can be made for various organ systems, such as the eyes and brain anlage, and these cell populations may be damaged by teratogens (Syphilis).
Gastrulation itself may be disrupted by genetic abnormalities (Sycosis- Syphilis) and toxic insults (Psora). In caudal dysgenesis (sirenomelia) (Pseudopsora), insufficient mesoderm is formed in the caudalmost region of the embryo. Because this mesoderm contributes to formation of the lower limbs, urogenital system (intermediate mesoderm), and lumbosacral vertebrae, abnormalities in these structures ensue.
Affected individuals exhibit a variable range of defects, including hypoplasia and fusion of the lower limbs (Psora), vertebral abnormalities, renal agenesis (Psora), imperforate anus (Psora), and anomalies of the genital organs. In humans, the condition is associated with maternal diabetes (Pseudopsora) and other causes.
F- Situs inversus
Situs inversus is a condition in which transposition of the viscera in the thorax and abdomen occurs (Psora).
G- Tumors Associated with Gastrulation
Sometimes, remnants of the primitive streak persist in the sacrococcygeal region. These clusters of pluripotent cells proliferate and form tumors, known as sacrococcygeal teratomas (Cancerous) that commonly contain tissues derived from all three germ layers.
H- Capillary hemangiomas
These are abnormally dense collections of capillary blood vessels that form the most common tumors of infancy. Insulin-like growth factor 2 is highly expressed in the lesions (Psora- sycosis) and may be one factor promoting abnormal vessel growth.
I- Birth Defects
Eighth week’s period is called the period of Organogenesis. Stem cell populations are establishing each of the organ primordia, and these interactions are sensitive to insult from genetic (Sycosis- Syphilis) and environmental influences (Psora). Thus, this period is when most gross structural birth defects are induced.
J- Low Birth Weight
There is considerable variation in fetal length and weight. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a term applied to infants who are at or below the 10th percentile for their expected birth weight at a given gestational age. Sometimes these infants are described as small for dates, small for gestational age (SGA), fetally malnourished, or dysmature (PSora). Approximately 1 in 10 babies have IUGR and therefore an increased risk of neuro-logical deficiencies, congenital malformations, meconium aspiration, hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) (Psora). Causative factors include chromosomal abnormalities (10%) (Sycosis- syphilis); teratogens (Cancerous); congenital infections like rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, and syphilis (Psora-Sycosis- Syphilis)); poor maternal health like hypertension and renal and cardiac disease (Psora- Sycosis); the mother's nutritional status and socioeconomic level; her use of cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs; placental insufficiency; and multiple births (e.g., twins, triplets).
The major growth-promoting factor during development before and after birth is insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), which has mitogenic and anabolic effects. Fetal tissues express IGF-I, and serum levels are correlated with fetal growth. Mutations in the IGF-I gene result in IUGR, and this growth retardation is continued after birth. The miasms can affect this factor causing several abnormalities.
Preeclampsia is a condition characterized by maternal hypertension, proteinuria, and edema (Psora-Sycosis). It may begin suddenly anytime from about 20 weeks’ gestation to term and may result in fetal growth retardation, fetal death, or death of the mother. The condition appears to be a trophoblastic disorder (Cancerous) related to failed or incomplete differentiation of cytotrophoblast cells (Cancerous), many of which do not undergo their normal epithelial to endothelial transformation. As a result, invasion of maternal blood vessels by these cells is rudimentary. Causes for preeclampsia include placental mosaicism, in which trophoblast cells have genetic defects (Sycosis- syphilis), and maternal diseases that cause vascular problems, such as diabetes (Pseudopsora). Women who smoke also have a higher incidence of preeclampsia.
L- Erythroblastosis Fetalis and Fetal Hydrops
During pregnancy, some red blood cell antigens can stimulate a maternal antibody response against fetal blood cells (Psora). This process is an example of isoimmunization, and if the maternal response is sufficient, the antibodies will attack and hemolyze fetal red blood cells (Syphilis), resulting in hemolytic disease of the newborn (Psedopsora). The disease is sometimes called erythroblastosis fetalis because the hemolysis (Syphilis) of so many blood cells stimulates numbers of immature fetal blood cells called erythro-blasts (Psora).
In some cases, the anemia becomes so severe that fetal hydrops i.e. edema and effusions into the body cavities (Psora- Sycosis) occurs, leading to fetal death.
Thank you Dr Rajneesh.
One of the best remedy for "Morning Sickness" beside other homeopathic remedies is
"This drug is highly recommended for persistent vomiting of pregnancy "
Snowberry contains powerful and toxic saponins. But, like most poisonous plants, when used homeopathically can be healing agents.
The Native American Indians used the snowberry infusion or tea externally as a skin wash, antiseptic and soothing agent. Any internal use of this plant should be carried out with care, and preferably under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
Taken internally the snowberry leaves were used to treat stomach problems and menstrual disorders and colds. . A decoction of the leaves or combination of leaves and stems has been used in the treatment of colds.
The fruiting body was used to treat diarrhea and to sooth sore eyes, plus burns, rashes, itches, warts and sores on the skin. The bark and roots have also been used, most especially for venereal disease, tuberculosis, fevers, teething pains and to increase urination.
The beautiful white Symphoricarpus racemosus has many uses in medicine when used properly and appropriately.
Thank you for adding detail about "Snowberry"