The problems are complex but look at the recently reported rise in premature babies, now 12% of all pregnancies. Look at the levels of toxins in everyone - man, women and child and connect the dots.
With this much pollution, our immune system cannot handle the increasingly virulent infections. Flu in the first trimester markedly increases the risk of schizophrenia, where an infection is implicated. You can decrease the incidence of low birth weight babies by administering antibiotics during the third trimester.
I have never had a complication of pregnancy in my years of practice and I delivered many babies. I used my comprehensive nutrition and detoxification program with a fully informed and consenting mother to be; all were on oral chelation for the entire pregnancy. I know the answers to these problems. I have them and I hope you will pay close attention. Improved nutrition and detox is the answer and that means Beyond Chelation Improved bid, Beyond C or Bio En'R-G'y C, Beyond Fiber and preferably my Heavy Detox. This is daily for life, which is the minimum to avoid most of these complications if you are sufficiently aggressive and early in the pregnancy.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institutehttp://www.gordonresearch.com
Researchers find viral link to stillbirths
By Los Angeles Times
Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Infections by a recently discovered virus might be responsible for a significant fraction of stillbirths, Swedish and U.S. researchers reported Thursday in the journal Birth Defects Research.
The Ljungan virus was found in voles in 1999 by Uppsala University virologist Bo Niklasson. It is also common in U.S. rodents, said his co-author, geneticist William Klitz, of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, Calif.
Previous studies reported in Birth Defects Research showed that 86 percent of pregnant lab mice infected with the virus delivered dead pups, compared with 14 percent of virus-free mice.
In the new study, researchers examined stillbirths and placental tissue from humans. They found the virus in four of 10 stillborns they autopsied and in five of 10 placental tissues. They did not find the virus in any of 20 placental tissues from normal pregnancies.
Klitz suspects the virus also might play a role in pre-eclampsia, in which a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and other conditions that threaten her life and that of the fetus.