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PREFACE
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
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CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

the next night cascara sagrada, the third night an enema, the fourth 

night a glycerin injection or suppository, the fifth night perhaps 

nothing at all, the sixth night a blue mass pill, the seventh morning 

a Seidlitz powder, then a rest for a day or two, then a repetition of 

the same measures. But always remember: first try to get along without 

any drugs at all. Many cases can get relieved of their constipation by 

a proper change in diet alone. And where this is impossible, then use 

mild laxatives and use them interchangeably. 

 

=Toothache= is not uncommon in pregnancy, and a pregnant woman should 

have her teeth put in first-class condition. 

 

=Difficulty in Urination.= Pregnant women often suffer with frequency 

and urgency of urination. Some have to urinate, while they are on 

their feet, every few minutes. This is due to the fact that during 

the first two or three months of pregnancy the uterus is not only 

enlarged but is also _anteverted_, that is _turned forward_ and 

_presses down_ upon the bladder. When the woman is lying down the 

pressure on the bladder is relieved, and she does not have to urinate 

frequently. This pressure lasts only the first two or three months, 

because after that the growing womb lifts itself out of the pelvis, 

rising into the abdominal cavity; it is no longer anteverted and the 

pressure on the bladder is relieved. During the last months of the 

pregnancy there is again frequent urination, because then the heavy 

uterus sinks again into the pelvic cavity and presses upon the 

bladder. The treatment for this frequent urination consists in wearing 

a well fitting abdominal belt or corset, which raises the uterus and 

prevents pressure on the bladder. Sometimes a pessary which prevents 

the anteversion is efficient. In all cases lying down and resting is 

useful. In short, keeping off one's feet is the most efficient remedy 

for the treatment of frequent urination in pregnant women. 

 

=Hemorrhoids= (Piles). On account of the pressure of the womb on the 

rectum, and also on account of the constipation which is so frequent 

during pregnancy, hemorrhoids or piles are quite frequent among 

pregnant women. The treatment of hemorrhoids consists in removing the 

cause: wearing a well-fitting abdominal belt, and relieving the 

constipation. Injecting into the rectum about half a pint of cold 

water three times a day is very useful. For the intolerable itching 

sometimes present in hemorrhoids the following ointment will be found 

very grateful: menthol, 5 grains; calomel, 10 grains; bismuth 

subnitrate, 30 grains; resorcin, 10 grains; oil of cade, 15 grains; 

cold cream, one ounce. The piles (the hemorrhoids) are to be well 

cleansed with hot water, and this ointment is to be well smeared over; 


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