To clarify I did not mean to imply that women should be reproductive machines and they should have 3 children by age 30 or the punishment will be a
cancer diagnosis. That was not at all 'the point' or 'my point.'
The point was that two very credible experts who knew many other credible experts had predicted (back in the late 1970's when women were enrolling in
Universities and starting careers in record numbers) exactly what has happened, and thought I'd share, even though I had other things I could have
I did not have 3 full-term pregnancies by the time I was 30 due to my education and career, and when I was told this they also knew I couldn't
possibly make that ' 3 kids by 30 ' happen. The Professor told this to all 200 students in his physiology/biology lecture that day, not just to me and
not to personally upset me.
Then, a few months later, during a routine visit I had asked my GYN/OB (who was around the same age as the Professor) and he agreed and said he and
his colleauges had also predicted this. He said that around 2000+ we will start seeing an increase in women with female-related cancers ... and well,
here we are --- I asked, he told. But I didn't spend my life worrying about it as I didn't think it applied to everyone all of the time, and as we
know, it doesn't. There are other factors; diet and stress two very important factors.
These days one would have to be financially stable/well off, making a substantial living to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 breastfed children by the
time they were 30. And, if hubby isn't pulling in the bucks, they end up on public assistance. Having 3 children in their 20's back then was
financially doable for most ... but this is no longer the case. The world has changed drastically -- I have seen the changes.
The connection these two experts made with a women's higher education was that they would postpone childbearing so that they wouldn't have three
full-term pregnancies and breastfeed 3 babies by age 30. I was also told that full-term is important as premature labor and miscarriages can cause an
interruption in the hormonal cycle. They were saying if a women has 3 children by age 30, but they were preemies, then it doesn't count as 3 full-term
pregnancies -- so, as part of their theory they emphasized ' full-term.'
There's no need to take that personally or become defensive if one had miscarriages or gave birth to a preemie, as all pregnant women want to carry
full-term. But some don't for for various reasons, most are unknown. There is no blame or shame here. It's a biologically based theory. I was sharing
what I was told since I am approaching my late 50's and now have a history to draw from and also come from a very large family, mostly females, as
mentioned in my previous post.
On another note: there is a lot of crap in the drinking water that wasn't in the water back then and processed foods and fast foods are more popular
than ever. Prior to the 1980's this wasn't the case. Women from my mom's generation didn't know what processed foods and junk food were. Cancer was
practically unheard of when I was growing up in the mid 1950's and onward.
Way back then the only woman I knew who had breast cancer (and died at age 39 in the early 1970's) was a woman who had 3 children by age 30 and had
breastfed all of them ... BUT she was in a very toxic marriage and her oldest daughter was nasty and abusive to her and broke her heart. She couldn't
nurture or love this child as she was so unruly and misbehaved. I think that made her sick and contributed to her breast cancer.
We may want to take into consideration that in some cases, in some families, a difficult, defiant child could do you in. Unless one has raised a child
past the teen years, this can be hard to imagine. But, there is a ' breast-nurturing ' our children connection. Also, there is a ' cancer -- toxic
people ' connection. I was married to a sociopath (the father of my daughter now in her early 30's) and I can tell you even after the divorce, when
she was 3 yrs old, co-parenting with a sociopath can cause anyone to develop a life threatening illness. The courts were of no help. I believe this
contributed to my health issues.
Both doctors also said that high levels of two (of many) major stress hormones, Adrenaline and Cortisol, cause inflammation and weaken the immune
system. We live in a completely different world now. My daughter is in her early 30' s and she has no concept of the world I came from because it's
completely different. Everything has changed and that also needs to be taken into account. Peace ~JANA
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