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CHAPTER-8-9
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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
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CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
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CHAPTER-17-18

for something that admits of no exceptions. 

 

I have seen so much misery caused by wrong prenatal care teaching and 

by the foolish, exaggerated ideas on the subject, that I consider it 

my duty to say something in order to counteract those erroneous 

notions. I consider it my special mission to destroy error, mysticism 

and superstition. And the prenatal care teaching as imparted by some 

unfortunately partakes of all three of the above. 

 

Of course, I repeat, the mother should try to be in the best possible 

condition while she is carrying the child. Nevertheless, it is foolish 

to imagine if the mother is not quite well, or is worried about 

something, or has a fit of anger, that it is invariably going to be 

reflected on the child. The child, as we know, has no nervous 

connection whatever with the mother, and it is only very violent or 

prolonged shocks that are apt to have an injurious influence. 

 

I know of children that were carried by their mothers in anger and in 

anguish from the day of conception to the day of delivery. And still 

they were born perfectly normal. I know of a child whose mother was 

suffering the most hellish tortures of jealousy during the entire 

period of pregnancy, and still the child was born perfectly healthy, 

perfectly normal, and is now a splendid specimen of manhood. I know 

children whose mothers went through severe attacks of pneumonia, 

typhoid fever, etc., and still they were born perfectly healthy and 

perfectly normal. I know children whose mothers were using every means 

to abort them, took all kinds of internal medicines until they were 

deathly sick, and still they were born perfectly healthy and normal. I 

know children whose mothers tried to abort them by mechanical means, 

who went to abortionists who made one or more attempts to induce the 

abortion--I know even cases where the mothers bled as a result of such 

attempts--and nevertheless, the children were born perfectly healthy, 

developed normally physically and mentally. 

 

Of course these are not things that I would advise women to do or to 

undergo. I would not advise pregnant women to worry, to be sick, to 

take poisonous medicines or to make attempts at abortion, but I merely 

bring up these points to emphasize to my readers not to take the 

necessity of prenatal care in too absolute a sense, and not to worry 

themselves unnecessarily if the conditions during their pregnancy are 

not all that could be desired. The child is not necessarily going to 

be affected. The condition of the germ-plasms, i.e., the condition of 

the ovum and the spermatozoa at the time of conception is more 

important than all subsequent care during gestation. 

 

As there are foolish people who possess a peculiar knack of 

misinterpreting and misunderstanding everything, I wish to emphasize 


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