Tag Archives: Childbirth

Pumsavana – Choice of child

Ayurvedic technique of genetic engineering to ensure healthy progeny and to determine the sex of the child is Pumsavana or Garbhopachara (Susruta Samhita Shareera 2/31).  Pumsavana is one of the Shodasha Karmas (Sixteen rituals) practiced in various stages of life in ancientIndia. Ayurveda uses many Gender selection drugs such as – Putramjeevi, Vatankura (Ficus Benghalensis), Apamarga, Sahachara, sahadeva, viswadeva, swetabrhati, etc.

To determine the use pattern of sex selection drugs (SSDs) or in rural North India an integrated qualitative and quantitative study was conducted. The Ayurvedic procedure described to change the sex of the foetus at 2 months of gestation is as follows “milk boiled with the paste of herbs . . . ..  [read more]


Birth Control

  • A crying baby is the best form of birth control.  ~Carole Tabron
  • Condoms aren’t completely safe.  A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus.  ~Bob Rubin
  • The best contraceptive is the word no – repeated frequently.  ~Margaret Smith
  • Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.  ~Spike Milligan, The Last Goon Show of All
  • Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.  ~Mark Twain, Notebooks, 1935
  • We all worry about the population explosion, but we don’t worry about it at the right time.  ~Arthur Hoppe
  • It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.  ~H.L. Mencken, Notebooks, 1956
  • It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.  ~Chinese Proverb
  • I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception.  I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said “No.”  ~Woody Allen
  • He no play-da-game.  He no make-a-da rules!  ~Earl Butz, referring to the Pope’s stricture against contraception
  • The best contraceptive is a glass of cold water:  not before or after, but instead.  ~Author Unknown

Normal Fetal Movements

Alessandra Piontelli, “Development of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of Gestation” Publisher: Springer | 2010 | ISBN 8847014018 | PDF | 250 pages | 18.8 MB

This work aims to provide a detailed reasoned map of fetal behavior by describing its features and evolution from 10 to 25 weeks gestation. Each behavioral event is described, measured in seconds and presented as it occurs in its natural sequence, thus providing a ‘real-time’ picture of fetal behavior. Links between events become clear, and events are connected to the changing anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and of the fetal body in general. Transient behaviour with its underlying structures and possible functions is carefully distinguished from anticipatory functions heralding post-natal life. Furthermore, phenomena of physiologic significance during prenatal life, but which can acquire pathological connotations for the premature infant having to meet the different requirements of the post-natal environment, are also outlined. Finally, various prenatal ‘myths’ are discussed, in order to give scientific information on issues that are particularly relevant, given the heated pro-life versus pro-choice debate.

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From First Kicks to First Steps

Alan Greene, Alan Greene – From First Kicks to First Steps: Nurturing Your Baby’s Development from Pregnancy Through the First Year of Life
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 2004-09-01 | ISBN: 0071427864 | PDF | 304 pages | 3.53 MB

Innovative ways parents can nurture their child’s development even before birth
Most expectant parents can’t wait to get to know the mysterious little person who will be arriving. Now parents can find out what’s really going on in there and start nurturing their baby’s development during pregnancy with the help of From First Kicks to First Steps.
Beautifully written by a pioneering pediatrician, this groundbreaking book focuses on the transition between pregnancy and the first year to help parents give their baby the very best start in life. Dr. Alan Greene answers such common parental concerns as:
Do babies dream before birth?
What can parents do during pregnancy to help their babies later in life?
Can babies become better sleepers even before they’re born?
Does taking fluoride help or hurt?
And much more!

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