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CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

Towards Certain Foods--Peculiar Cravings--Tendency to Constipation 

Aggravated by Pregnancy--Dietary Measures in Constipation--Rectal 

Injections in Constipation--Laxatives--Cause of Frequent Desire to 

Urinate During First Two or Three and Last Months of Pregnancy-- 

Treatment of Frequent Urination--Cause of Piles During Pregnancy 

and Their Treatment--Cause of Itching of External Genitals During 

Pregnancy and Treatment--Cause of Varicose Veins and Treatment-- 

Liver Spots. 

 

 

We saw that in some women menstruation runs a perfectly smooth course, 

free from any disagreeable symptoms. The same is true of pregnancy. It 

is remarkable how smooth and easy the entire course is with some 

women. Many women know that they are pregnant only because of the 

non-appearance of the monthly periods; and even in the later months 

they feel no discomfort, attending to all their work and pleasures as 

usual; and even childbirth is a trifling matter with them. 

Unfortunately the number of such women is not very large, and, 

because of our confined, unnatural, often exhausting way of living, 

is becoming smaller and smaller. There is no question that the 

civilized, refined woman has a harder ordeal in pregnancy and 

childbirth than has her primitive sister. We confidently hope that 

this will not be so in the future; we expect the time to come when 

true hygiene will be an integral part of the education and the life of 

every girl, and then pregnancy and parturition may become even easier 

processes than they are in the primitive races. But the time is not 

yet; and in the meantime our young women have a good deal to go 

through. 

 

=Morning Sickness.= One of the commonest disorders of pregnancy is the 

so-called morning sickness. This consists in a feeling of nausea and 

vomiting, which comes on soon after getting up. The morning sickness 

makes its first appearance in the third, fourth or fifth week of 

pregnancy and lasts usually until the end of the third or fourth 

month. In some women, however, the morning sickness comes on in a few 

days after impregnation has taken place, and those women diagnose 

their condition unmistakably by the feeling of slight nausea which 

they experience on getting up. Medicines are as a rule of little use 

in treating morning sickness. The "disease" can be relieved but not 

cured. The patient should stay in bed later than usual, should have 

her breakfast in bed, and then not get up for about half an hour 

afterward. If the patient is anemic, a good iron preparation may prove 

useful. 

 

=Pernicious Vomiting.= The vomiting of pregnancy sometimes becomes so 

severe and uncontrollable that it has been given the name pernicious. 

The patient is unable to retain any kind of food, not even liquids, 


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