(© 24 February, 2012: Dr. V.M. Palaniappan, Ph.D.)
Another news item that was found in the MNT (Medical News Today) talks about the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and pregnant Women.
This research was done by Professor David McIntype (+ his Fellow Workers), Head of Mater Clinical School in Australia.
They have found that ‘as body mass index increased in pregnant women, so did the prevalence of adverse outcomes and complications’, such as:
(a) Gestational diabetes (i.e., temporary diabetes during pregnancy)
(b) Prenatal mortality (i.e., death before birth)
(c) Hypertension in pregnancy (i.e., high blood pressure during pregnancy)
(d) Stillbirth (i.e., delivery of dead baby)
(e) Caesarean section (i.e., delivery by Caesarean surgery),
(f) Neonatal mortality (i.e., death within first six weeks after birth)
(g) Preterm birth (i.e., delivery before the 37th week of pregnancy)
(h) Neonatal morbidities (including Jaundice) (i.e., Occurrence of death-causing disease within the first six weeks after birth, including yellow skin/eye disease)
(i) Respiratory syndrome (i.e., difficulty to breath)
(j) Hypoglycemia (i.e., low blood sugar content)
(k) Neonatal intensive care unit admission (i.e., Admitting the baby into ICU within the first six weeks after birth)
So, according to the researchers, the Maternal BMI can be used as a marker of pregnancy risks, and this would help in taking precautionary measures.
MY INTERPRETATION / OPINION:
Even before we can begin to analyse the onset of the above health problems, we have to find the right reason as what makes the pregnant woman over-weight or obese. Why should she get increased BMI?
If we can know the answer to this problem, all others will become self-explanatory.
When a woman becomes pregnant, naturally, her body would accumulate fluid in her womb, and that is called Amniotic Fluid. This would increase the body weight of the pregnant woman.
As the embryo grows, the body weight of the pregnant woman too would increase.
The nice thing is that the medical field has a reference guide – an acceptable range indicating as to how much should be the weight increase. If the weight exceeds the acceptable norm, then, it would be considered as Increased BMI.
Again, why should, or what makes the BMI to increase beyond the acceptable range? Let us evaluate:
Those who have been following my interpretations related to several other topics, or those who have read my books, should be able to provide acceptable explanations for this problem.
I have explained this phenomenon in my book “Sex Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention”.
A non-pregnant woman, let us assume, drinks about 8 glasses (2 L) of water daily, and urinates about 8 times. This could be her routine / lifestyle.
Once she becomes pregnant, the pressure exerted by the womb / uterus would give her frequent urinal pressure.
This would necessitate her to go to toilet and void small quantities of urine every now and then – can be even 12 or more number of times.
When a woman becomes pregnant, she would find doing even her normal and regular works difficult.
The above being the case, going to toilet several more times daily can be a cumbersome task for her.
So, without anybody telling her, she would reduce the intake of water, since that is the one that makes her urinate several times.
Upon reduction of water consumption, urination frequency will decrease, and that would place her in a comfortable position.
Some pregnant women tend to cut down the water consumption drastically to a barest minimum of just 2 glasses (500 mlj) or so daily. Such reduced intake would reduce voiding to twice or thrice daily..
If and when a person urinates about 5 times daily, she (or he) would put on weight, and that will be due to the accumulation of the EXCESSIVE free CALCIUM in the soft tissues.
(Liberal urination would remove these calcium excesses by way of leaching, whereas under-urination retains them.)
Accumulation of calcium would increase the body weight of the pregnant woman AS WELL AS the foetus – the growing embryo/baby.
Did you read the story that came out in MAIL ONLINE today (Friday, February 24)?
A woman in UK, Ms. Tevendale by name, has given birth to UK’s biggest baby, weighing 12 Lbs. and 12 ozs.
If interested to know more about it, you can visit:
The site has her photograph, along with her husband, and her big-sized infant.
Take a look at Ms. Tevendale’s face and shoulders. They look ‘swollen’. She is only 26 years of age.
As per my classification standards (see my book Health Problems: Diagnose Yourself), this lady should belong to Obesity Type IV, with a Calf Calcification (cH) of about 90% or so.
As per my opinion, as her NORM, she must have been urinating only about TWICE (the most THRICE) daily. That must have been her lifestyle all throughout.
As a result of such under-urination, she has already become overweight / obese, even at this ‘young’ age of 26!
As I have explained earlier in this article, her under-urination habit must have made her more heavier. Further, it must have been the under-urination-related calcium accumulation that must have made the baby heavier to 12 Lbs and 12 Ozs.
I am not too sure if this lady had the adverse complications as described by the Australian researchers.
I doubt because, all those complications can easily occur if a pregnant woman starts under-urinating mostly during her pregnancy, and not necessarily at pre-pregnancy period.
I have reported in my book the outcome of my study done over a period of 35 years, with regard to the development of TYPE-2 DIABETES (See my book: Diabetes: Causes, Cure and Prevention, 2011).
According to my findings, if a person (man or woman) drinks plenty of water (e.g., 2 L, 3 L or more daily), and urinates only 3 or 4 times a day, he/she would certainly get TYPE 2 DIABETES.
If the person under-urinates (2 or 3 times) consuming only very LITTLE water (e.g., 500 ml or so), he / she would get BOTH – the Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Attack.
Since plenty of calcium gets lost through menstrual fluids at monthly intervals in a fertile woman, most probably, she may not get any heart attack (until she enters into menopause) (See my books Heart Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention and Sex Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention).
(Medical professionals often mistake this phenomenon of menstruating women not getting heart attack to be due to her female hormone – the oestrogen, which, as per my findings, is incorrect.
With the above misconception, a few researchers have conducted studies wherein they injected female hormone oestrogen into men, with the assumption that they will not get the heart disease. Anyway, that proved otherwise. I have discussed this matter in my book Heart Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention, much elaborately.)
If and when a person drinks plenty of water and urinates nearly all of it (through about 8 urinations daily), he/she may not get the Type-2 Diabetes mellitus at all.
(In this connection, you will become aware that excessive sugar intake has nothing to do with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. Such consumptions can bring in only the Type-1 Diabetes, called Juvenile Diabetes, if you read my book “Diabetes: Causes, Cure and Prevention“)
A pregnant woman, if she begins to under-urinate since her pregnancy and not before, tends to develop GESTATIONAL or Pregnancy DIABETES.
The above will be due to the accumulation of calcium within her body (and that acts as sugar) – The brain activates the excretory system to void more urine so that her body and that of the foetus will be in good health, after throwing out the unwanted excesses. This results in Pregnancy Diabetes.
As for the other adverse conditions described by the Australian researchers, the following explanations should hold good:
(a) Prenatal mortality: Death of the baby even before birth can occur possibly because of blood vessel constrictions caused by the growth of tissues due to excessive calcium deposits.
Another reason for such a death could be because of the destruction of iron by the alkaline pH of the excessive free calcium.
(b) Hypertension develops if and when a person reduces his/her water consumption. When a person drinks much less water (e.g., just 500 ml or so, daily), he/she is bound to develop high blood pressure. (See my book “Heart Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention”)
(c) Babies can die during delivery, if the cervix happens to swell up due to the excessive calcium deposits in the passage.
(d) Caesarean delivery may become a necessity when the foetus (baby) absorbs the free and excessive calcium from the mother’s body and grows to be very big for normal delivery.
(e) Neonatal mortality: The baby can die within six weeks after birth, due to complications arising out of the excessive calcium absorbed while being within the uterus. (Jaundice can develop, when the iron gets destroyed by the Calcium.)
(f) Preterm birth: Baby can get delivered before its full maturity – before the 37th week of pregnancy. This can occur if the baby cannot develop well within the uterus, especially because of the short-supply of the essential nutrients, including Iron. (Iron can get destroyed because of the excessive calcium).
(g) Neonatal morbidity: As said earlier, jaundice and other serious killer diseases can develop in a baby within 6 weeks after birth, if the baby happens to have too much of calcium in him/her, absorbed while being inside the womb. Of course, the same defects could occur if the baby is fed with far too much of calcium through feeding.
Jaundice (yellow skin disease) occurs when bile pigments get deposited on the membrane and body fluids.
This happens when the bilirubin in the blood (when blood is tested, they indicate this as well – see your blood test report if you have)
Bilirubin can become excessive if the bile passageway (e.g., the bile duct) can get blocked, preventing a free flow of the bile juice, or excess destruction of blood cells or improper functioning of the liver cells.
The bile passage way can get blocked by the extra growth of the tissues (hypertrophic) there owing to the accumulation of the excessive calcium.
As pointed out earlier, the red cells can get destroyed if there happens to be too much of the calcium.
(e) Respiration can get disturbed if and when there is shortage of red blood cells. We just saw as how the excessive calcium can destroy the iron mineral and thereby reduce the red blood cell content.
(f) Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar: If and when the Pregnancy or Gestational Diabetes sets in, the increased urination may remove most of the calcium as well as the sugar itself, resulting in Hypoglycemia.
(g) Neonatal intensive care unit admission: This will become a necessity because the excessive calcium retained within the body of the baby is bound to disturb several vital functions, including blood morphology – i.e., the blood quality, breathing, brain function, urination and the like.
THUS, IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT NEARLY ALL THE DISEASES / HEALTH PROBLEMS LISTED IN THE STUDY ARE RELATED TO ESSENTIALLY UNDER-URINATION, AT TIMES COUPLED WITH REDUCED WATER CONSUMPTION, AND NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE OF BODY MASS INDEX OF A PREGNANT WOMAN.
(The increases in both the Body Mass Index and the Calf Hardness – the cH, appear to be the results of excessive calcium accumulation.)
MORAL: Every pregnant woman should drink adequate quantity of clean water, and urinate nearly all of it through liberal urination, without withholding the urinal pressure.
It would be better to be cautious when it comes to taking calcium supplements and calcium-enriched food items.
OK, friends, I am sorry for making this article a bit too long. It appears there was no choice because of the nature of the subject being discussed. Kindly bear with me.