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Old 4th December 2006   #1
Emily
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Default Thin women ''72% more likely to miscarry''

Here is a really remarkable admission by the medical profession. The findings are actually not remarkable, but what is remarkable is that these facts are being acknowledged by the media.

As reported in the following article, according to a major study,

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/articl...2485359,00.html

women who are underweight are 72% more likely to suffer a miscarriage than those who are full-figured.

And there's more.

All of the findings are extremely signifciant, so I'll post the bulk of the text below:

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Underweight women '72% more likely to miscarry'

David Rose


Women who are underweight are more at risk of suffering a miscarriage than those who are overweight, research suggests.

Women whose body mass index was low — below 18.5 — when they conceived were much more likely to have a miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy...

A study commissioned by the Miscarriage Association suggests that taking vitamin supplements during the first weeks of pregnancy halved the odds of a miscarriage as did eating fresh fruit and vegetables. Even eating chocolate reduced the risk slightly. Other factors that increased the chance of a successful pregnancy included a planned conception and marriage, said the study, which is published online in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today.

Every year an estimated 250,000 women miscarry, but while there are a number of well-established risk factors, including increased maternal age, high alcohol consumption or fertility problems, the exact cause of most miscarriages is unknown.

Noreen Maconochie and Pat Doyle, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studied 603 women aged 18 to 55 who had suffered a miscarriage in the first trimester (less than 13 weeks’ gestation) and compared their lifestyles with those of more than 6,000 women whose pregnancies progressed beyond 12 weeks.

They found that women who had a BMI of less than 18.5 when they conceived were 72 per cent more likely to miscarry in the first trimester. Those with what is considered a normal BMI score of 18.5 to 25, and those above were not found to increase their risk of miscarriage.

Ms Maconochie, the lead author, said yesterday: “Our study confirms the findings of previous studies, which suggest that following a healthy diet, reducing stress and looking after your emotional wellbeing may all play a role in helping women in early pregnancy, or planning a pregnancy, to reduce their risk of miscarriage.”

The findings suggested that if a woman was not married or living with a partner, her risk of miscarriage was higher. If she changed partner during pregnancy, her odds increased by 60 per cent.

The odds of a miscarriage increased by 60 per cent for women who had a history of abortion and 41 per cent for those who had fertility problems. All types of assisted reproduction were associated with increased odds, but the ratios were highest among pregnancies that resulted from intrauterine insemination or artificial insemination.

The Miscarriage Association said: “These findings are really very interesting and surprising...”


"Surprising"?

"Surprising" only to someone who actually believed the lies that the media has been pushing for years.

What this study confirms is that a traditional lifestyle is far healthier for women, and for the unborn, than modern practices. Every finding in this study is an affirmation of natural feminine impulses, and a repudiation of modern social engineering.

It shows, yet again, that the traditional idealization of full-figured feminine beauty is not just a random aesthetic preference, or culturally constructed, but is rooted in biology, as a far healthier condition for women -- and for their offspring.

The study concludes that being underweight is unhealthy, while being above so-called "normal" weight does not increase the risk of miscarriage.

It also concludes that marriage decreases the risk of miscarriage, while being a single mother, or living with a "partner" (i.e., out of wedlock) increases the risk of miscarriage, as does changing "partners," and having abortions.

Obviously, there is more to the sanctity of traditional marriage than mere ceremony. It measurably and dramatically improves a woman's health, and that of her child.

Once again, it turns out that essential womanly impulses and traditional lifestyles lead to a happier and healthier life.
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Old 7th December 2006   #2
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Default Re: Thin women ''72% more likely to miscarry''

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They found that women who had a BMI of less than 18.5 when they conceived were 72 per cent more likely to miscarry in the first trimester. Those with what is considered a normal BMI score of 18.5 to 25, and those above were not found to increase their risk of miscarriage...

The findings suggested that if a woman was not married or living with a partner, her risk of miscarriage was higher. If she changed partner during pregnancy, her odds increased by 60 per cent.

It's very interesting, but not surprising, to see medical evidence that traditional aesthetic values (and other forms of traditional values) lead to a healthier life, both for a mother and for her unborn child. This study further refutes the modern media's attempts to present being curvaceous as somehow unhealthy, and being gaunt as salubrious. The opposite is true--being full-figured is the natural and healthy state for women.

Traditional beliefs, traditional aesthetics, traditional values, are traditional for a reason. They evolved naturally, over the ages, in tune with essential human nature. They are the time-tested guidelines for personal fulfillment, and for social harmony.

In the last century, politically-motivated zealots began poisoning Western culture with alien ideologies that run contrary to human essence. Through media hegemony, they brainwashed society into internalizing artificial modern values. Today, for most people, traditional beliefs are a paradoxically new experience, beliefs that they have never encountered before--or, if they have, only as straw-man arguments decried by the proponents of the "modern" world.

Hopefully, a study such as this, which demonstrates just how medically and socially valid those traditional lifestyles actually are, may encourage more individuals to assess tradition on its own merits. If they do--and better, if they embrace these timeless values--they may find themselves living happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives.

- Barbara Brickner's maternity line

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Old 8th December 2006   #3
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Default Re: Thin women ''72% more likely to miscarry''

It has also been noted that in addition to experiencing miscarriages, women who are underweight also have difficulty in conceiving. The traditional feminine figure gives a woman a far better chance for a successful conception and then carrying the pregnancy to term and is preferable to artificial measures of conception.
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