Mania Monitoring During Pregnancy

Holy Hormones Journal:

Do you want to be monitored for mania during your pregnancy? What happened to the days when pregnant women went to their preg-stagesdoctors for a well-check? Now our psychological states have to be monitored. Yes. Sigh. But the medical systems option is to put women on psychotropic drugs – now know to cause birth defects.

Postpartum depression is now called postpartum psychosis. Is this how you want to be labeled?

Mania – is malnourishment. Hormone imbalance – skewed chemical messages in the brain giving rise to fear, anxiety, abnormal behaviors.  Derek Henry wrote a wonderful article about this in Natural News entitled: 4 Top Reason You are Sick.

Living in a world of continually cultivated soils that are treated with various chemicals, our food supply has become degraded to the point that some of our food has up to 50 percent less nutrients than it did 50 years ago. Combine this statistic with the fact that most foods in grocery stores are processed to the point of near extinction, with little to no bioavailable nutrients left available to the body.

If you don’t give the body the nutrients it requires, basic bodily processes you take for granted will eventually be impaired, which will end in a cascade of sickness and pain.

Physical pain or mental/emotional pain. It is the same. Malnourishment of the brain.

Consistent mania monitoring during perinatal period warranted

News Medical
February 13, 2012

By Lucy Piper, Senior medwireNews Reporter

Pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder experience clinically severe symptoms, suggesting the need for continued monitoring of mania during this time, say researchers.

The risk of suicide, substance abuse and impact on the mother–child relationship are of particular concern, notes the team, led by Cynthia Battle (Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program, Providence, Rhode Island, USA).

The researchers retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 334 pregnant and postpartum women, aged an average of 27.8 years, who sought psychiatric care at an interdisciplinary obstetrical hospital.

Of these, 32 (10.2%) were diagnosed with bipolar disorder, including 19 with bipolar I disorder, 10 with bipolar II disorder and five with bipolar disorder not otherwise specified. The remainder were diagnosed with other Axis I conditions.

The researchers note in the Journal of Affective Disorders that, although only 10% were diagnosed with bipolar disorder, about a quarter of the women reported symptoms of elation and over three-quarters reported symptoms of irritability lasting more than 4 days in the past month.

The women with bipolar disorder, compared with those with other Axis I diagnoses, were significantly more likely to have extensive mental health histories, including a higher rate of prior substance use (55.9 vs 26.1%) and a history of pharmacotherapy (90.0 vs 60.6%) and psychotherapy use (93.3 vs 66.1%).

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This is one woman’s story – and it could be your story. Growing up with major depressive disorder, mood Kathy Mswings, isolated… went on micronutrients – Truehope EMPowerplus – and it saved her life. She took the supplement through her pregnancy and did not experience the severe hormone shifts postpartum.  If you are suffering from hormone imbalance related depression and anxiety – this could become your story too.




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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.