Fertility and Maintaining Pregnancy
By: Dr. William Wong, ND, PhD.
who want to have children, pregnancy
is a time filled with joy and expectation.
The love a mother has for her child begins
to accumulate and grow as that child
grows in the safe, warm confines of her
womb. When that expectation and love
is suddenly wrenched from her by miscarriage,
the scars are deep, painful and permanent.
When miscarriage happens more than once,
then the psychological burden of the
would be mothers questioning her fitness
for motherhood begins. More scars and
pain are then added to her already heavy
research arriving in the US from Germany
and England offers new hope for women
who find difficulty maintaining a pregnancy.
From Germany, a five-year study was done
by Mucos Pharma at Stanberg District
Hospital, a medical teaching hospital
of the prestigious Ludwig-Maximilians
University in Munich. This research involved
144 women who had experienced three or
more miscarriages due to fetal rejection.
Rejection of the fetus is an immunological
response, which produces inflammation
to cause spontaneous abortion. In the
study were women who had experienced
both early term and (pre12 weeks) and
late term (post 13 weeks) recurrent miscarriage
women were admitted into the study their
histories were taken in order to determine
what the cause of their RM's might have
been. There are a few reasons for miscarriage
including, malformations of the fetus
due to chromosomal aberrations. These
total 50 percent of miscarriages. Other
major causes include insufficient production
of progesterone, uterine abnormalities,
metabolic diseases, infections and clotting
the Stanberg Hospital study only women
who were determined to have lost their
babies due to immunological attack were
admitted. The rate for RM's due to immunological
response is higher than 30%. Past studies
confirmed that in many women their bodies
see the fetus as a "transplant" since
it contains genetic material which is
somewhat different from the host. In
these women the body creates a response
similar to those seen in transplant patients.
The hosts' immune system begins to create
antibodies to the fetus, which in turn
create inflammation that triggers the
abortion. If both the immune response
and the inflammation could be controlled
it was reasoned then the RM could be
prevented. Anti-immunological agents
such as those used in transplant patients
have been considered for use but these
have been ruled out due to their toxicity.
(body wide) enzymes control inflammation,
fibrosis, modulates immune response and
cleans the blood. Forty years of European
research on enzymes have broken ground
on the myriad of ways that enzymes or
the lack of them are involved in many
of the disease and degenerative processes
man faces. Systemic Enzymes are not toxic.
No LD-50 (lethal dose) exists for enzymes.
In 40 years of use with billions of doses
taken no one has ever died or become
ill from using systemic enzymes.
test subjects chosen for the study; then
their next pregnancy was planned for
and a systemic enzyme supplement given,
sometimes even prior to conception. One
subgroup of women were given the enzymes
only up to the 15th week of pregnancy
and the remainder took the preparation
during their entire course of pregnancy.
Of the 144 women in the study 114 carried
out their entire pregnancies and gave
birth to healthy children. That is a
79% success rate. During all of the pregnancies
no toxic changes were noted in the womb
and examination showed that blood and
oxygen flow across the placenta were
findings mirrored a similar multi year
study done by Dr. G.T. Sukhikh in Moscow.
Dr. Lehmann of Case Western University
in Cleveland Ohio is now studying exactly
what physiological mechanism of action
is involved in these cases. (2).
and endocrine researcher Dr. April Hernandez
in Atlanta Georgia is doing further practical
work in this vein. She has been so successful
in her counseling work with women who
have had trouble maintaining pregnancy
that local OBGYN's have called her in
to lecture in the natural techniques
of RM avoidance. These methods include
the use of systemic enzymes and a proto
hormone (hormone pre cursor) progesterone
as the name implies this hormone supports
pregnancy. In the first trimester of
pregnancy progesterone production is
the sole responsibility of the ovaries
and these often fail to produce sufficient
to maintain the pregnancy. By the second
trimester the placenta itself is responsible
for producing progesterone and it hikes
the level of this hormone to 486% higher
than the non-pregnant norm. Synthetic
progesterone drugs, not being natural
progesterone have side effects that if
used to maintain the pregnancy may do
damage to the baby. On the other hand
progesterone made from the Mexican Yam
plant has no side effects and the body
sees it as it sees it's own progesterone.
in the first trimester that the low progesterone
RM's occur. During this low hormone phase
Dr. Hernandez is recommending that women
supplement their natural production with
Progesterone cream. Progesterone
acts also as an immunomodulator, decreasing
the rejection response with it's increasing
levels. (4). True progesterone levels
are checked through out by using the
Eval U8 saliva testing method. These
tests show what moment to moment tissue
levels of hormones are as opposed to
blood levels where the body needs to
maintain and ideal. Tissue levels are
more relevant to the maintenance of pregnancy
than are blood levels. (5).
further supplement can be safely blended
into the mix of nutrients used to preserve
pregnancy a powder from a turnip grown
only in the high Andes of Peru and Ecuador
known as Maca. It is
a little known fact but conception is
impossible past 12,000 feet of altitude!
Both men and women suffer from sterility
and lack of libido in the high mountains.
The same things happen to animals, hormonal
changes, preclude all mammals (humans
included) from being able to conceive
or carry to term at those height! (6,7).
When the Spaniards conquered the area
of the Andes mountains they discovered
that they had no sex drive and their
horses and pack and domestic animals
were not reproducing. They also noticed
that the Lamas and other domestic animals
the of local Indian's did reproduce and
that the Indian's themselves had no trouble
with libido. The secret they were told
was this vegetable that grew only in
those mountains. The animals dug it up
and ate freely of it and the people would
cook with it or dry the mashed vegetable
into a powder they could consume freely
at any time. Upon eating the Maca and
feeding the vegetable to their livestock
the Spanish discovered the Indians were
right. In the men, libido returned with
a relish. In their animals, the males
became frisky once again and the females
became pregnant and had no trouble carrying
Maca is being used throughout South America
to prevent miscarriage and help women
carry to term. It also has shown itself
to provide a further benefit of increasing
the birth weight of children. The average
weight of babies born in Denver is lower
than of babies born at sea level and
Denver is only 5000 feet high. What happens
at triple that in the Andes? Nothing,
because the Maca increases progesterone
production and this adds valuable mass
to the child. The higher the birth weight
the greater the chance of survival!
works by controlling estrogen. Levels
that are high or low at the wrong time
either keep a woman from becoming pregnant
or keep her from carrying to term. Estrogen
in men produces erectile dysfunction,
lack of libido, lowered sperm count and
production of seminal fluid! In this
protocol the systemic enzyme is used
to both minimize rejection of the fetus
as well as to control ankle and leg swelling
and the development of spider and varicose
veins during childbearing. (8).
Enzymes: Zymessence 2 to 3 caplets daily in-between meals.
Cream one application
twice a day 12 hours apart. An
added application or two may
be needed if levels of progesterone
are very low. It is impossible
to over do natural progesterone;
there is no top level of dosing.
Progesterone Cream may be used
through the pregnancy. Stop using
the cream just before the due
date, as progesterone levels
must go down and estrogen levels
go up to trigger childbirth.
- Maca Root Powder 3
to 6 tablespoons daily.
to these supplements all the usual
nutrition that is needed to produce
a healthy baby:
- Zinc: 50 to
- B-12 1000mcg.
- Folic Acid
- One gram of
protein per kilo (2.2lbs) of body
sickness is usually a physiological sign
that either progesterone levels or Folic
Acid levels are low. It will do no harm
to mother or baby to increase the intake
of either until symptoms subside, then
to remain at that level of intake.
to the due date avoid all sources of
- Soy in any
plant and vegetable fertilizers.
- Estrogen rich
herbs such as Black Cohosh.
- Refer to the
pregnancy section of Dr. Linda Rector
Pages' book Healthy Healing for other
herbs to avoid during pregnancy.
using the enzymes after the birth to
help heal all of your tissues faster
and avoid a good bit of the inflammation
caused soreness as well as to reduce
spider veins. Resume using the Progesta
Care 30 days post partum to end or prevent
post partum depression, which is due
to the great decrease in progesterone
and the increase in estrogen.
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of immune therapy for women with
a history of immunologically -
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would like to use this or any nutritional
protocol, please consult with a health
care practitioner familiar with the application
of supplementation to pregnancy before
undertaking this or any other regimen
Hartmut Becker MD, OBGYN of Mucos Pharma
may be reached for advice on the implementation
of systemic enzyme therapy in pregnancy
at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011-49-8171-81237.
Please keep the time difference in mind.
Germany is 6 hours ahead from the East
Coast and 9 hours ahead from the west.
Be well and God bless.