The Natural Advantage

A young couple, upon learning of their first child being on the way, visited a medical clinic.  After everything checked out, the new parents-to-be inquired as to when they should return.  The doctor replied by taking a very small stamper and imprinting something on the wife’s stomach with indelible ink.  When they arrived home they got out a magnified glass to see the instructions and it read in very tiny print, “When you can read this, come back and see me.” According to a Canadian Medical Association report –  when that couple does return, if  possible, their baby should be born thru the birth canal and not via cesarian.  In the study, researchers analyzed fecal samples from 48 infants: 24 born naturally and 24 surgically.  They found that the birth canal babies had higher levels of good bacteria (these good bacteria train the immune system to fight disease) compared to the cesarian born ones who had lower levels of the good bacteria (which is believed to explain why  cesarian born children often have more future health problems than birth canal born ones).  Scientists say it is when babies enter the world thru the birth canal they are exposed to several kinds of beneficial bacteria which then colonize inside their intestines.  But cesarian born babies arrive coated only with various bacteria found on the mother’s skin. One caveat from the study for C-section mothers – those who breast feed their babies do transfer the good bacteria to the infant, just not at the same level as they would have thru the birth canal route. The bottom line?  This is just another great example of Psalm 139:16, I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Questions And Answers

Q – Should I have a baby after 35?
A – No, 35 children is enough.

Q – I’m 2 months pregnant.  When will my baby move?
A – With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

Q – When is the best time to get an epidural?
A – Right after you find out you are pregnant.

Q – What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A – For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q – Is there anything that gets smaller when pregnant?
A – Yes, your bladder.

Q – What’s most reliable in determining a baby’s sex?
A – Childbirth.

Q – Will I love my dog less when the baby is born?
A – No, but your husband might get on your nerves.

Q – When will my wife begin to feel normal after birth?
A – When all the kids are in college.

Q – My wife is 5 months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s even borderline irrational.
A – So what’s your question?

Q – Is there a reason I have to be in the delivery room?
A – Not unless “alimony” means anything to you.

Q – What happens to disposal diapers when discarded?
A – They are stored by the government in a silo out on the prairies in case of global chemical warfare.