Friday, June 13, 2008

morning sickness

I just love it when modern medical science doesn't have all the answers to a common condition.  My daughter, Meredith, has been dealing with morning sickness.  The timing seems particularly unfortunate because, on top of her current pregnancy, she has two little ones scurrying around to keep her busy.  I thought I'd find out what the cause and possible function of this unpleasant phenomena.  The online dictionary, Wikipedia, lists a number of possible or contributing causes.  Most have to do with the massive hormonal changes the woman experiences.  There are speculations that the purpose may have to do with protecting the fetus from harmful foods.  One of the most interesting possible explanations is that the body is extremely concerned with eliminating all toxins that could be harmful (so I guess it find the most convenient opening to remove them!).  It's curious to me that it only lasts from about the 6th to the 14th weeks of pregnancy (why then and why just then??).  Well, once again, we see that man doesn't have all the answers.  It's good to be humbled and to remember that the Master Designer is at work, even when we don't understand everything He's doing (and sometimes you just have to wonder!)
Isaiah 44:24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
      And He who formed you from the womb:

      " I am the LORD, who makes all things,
      Who stretches out the heavens all alone,
      Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
Rob Smith

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