The World Health Organization in 2005 stated relative to childbirth that “every minute one woman dies from the complications linked to pregnancy and childbirth.” How incredible!
Pregnancy and childbirth are viewed as particularly natural, normal and essentially trouble-free occasions, in American society. American women don’t die unnecessarily from infections or the complications of infection that plague third world countries. Because 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, as well as other factors!
I propose seeing the fetus that a woman carries to fruition as a parasite حوامل. Because regardless of the’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 although we have the accoutrements for childbirth, they need to be, WE have to be in prime condition to ensure that items to go well or at the least as expected.
As well with this parasitic relationship, the lady becomes much more vulnerable as she carries a baby she needs to safeguard or seeks to protect. The person or spouse soon realizes the vulnerability of a pregnant woman! Some men act with this knowledge and exert control, become jealous, yet many don’t, and welcome the opportunity to act as an expectant parent.
Usually, women enter into pregnancy unsure in the beginning that they are pregnant. I’m aware of the at home pregnancy tests. Yet, pregnancy still comes as a surprise to several women. Unless a lady aggressively and vigorously prepares her body for the demands of childbirth (and these demands are real and dangerous) she is creating her body to fail’her.’ NOT the fetus, necessarily, but the lady herself is put behind the eightball and essentially her body struggles to meet up with the increasing demands placed upon it.
WHY? Since 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 lady becomes pregnant, yet she is malnourished, and by malnourished After all how we as Americans normally eat; away from home, not necessarily three nutritious meals each day, no vitamins or supplements, etc., and so forth, the lady has nutritionally compromised herself.
By the time she discovers she is 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, as well as her other organs, to meet up the wants of not merely the host (Mommy) but the child (parasite!)
With the increase in blood volume as a result of creating an individual, the mother’s heart attempts, for the absolute most part successfully, to operate with this increased volume. When the heart gets’stretched’to the stage 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 heart transplant immediately after! I have witnessed women who because of the nature of pregnancy and their assumption that pregnancy is so’natural’circumstances of affairs for girls, 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!
This is to state that women should be in their utmost optimal health before attempting pregnancy. Women of childbearing age should especially be familiar with the need for nutrition, vitamin supplementation always, as well as being aware of if they first become pregnant.
When a lady learns that she is pregnant it is very important to fortify yourself first and then your baby. It is exactly the same rationale as when on an aircraft and the oxygen mask falls down, put on yours first and then your child. If you don’t, you die or become compromised and therefore cannot help anyone!