How to Prevent Pregnant Women from Using Anabolic Steroids
Posted October 10, 2018 09:10:07 If you’re pregnant or nursing, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some porn before.
You’ve probably seen some boobs or a man with big boobs.
Or maybe you’ve watched a couple of scenes where a woman gets a good look at her boobs while she’s doing some chores, and then a few minutes later, she turns around and gets a full on blowjob.
But is there any truth to the claims that a woman’s breasts can give birth?
Not according to new research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A study of more than 3,000 women with preterm deliveries found that while it’s true that some women do use anabolic steroids during labor, the number of women who use them in pregnancy is actually significantly lower than the number who do not.
Researchers found that women who used anabolic steroid during labor had a lower risk of having a child with a congenital abnormality or having a miscarriage.
That’s a bit different than a woman who uses them during labor but does not have a baby, because it’s a case of women using them for “self-medication.”
In the study, researchers looked at the risk of congenital anomalies during pregnancy in women who had an abnormal birth, such as a stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight, pre-term cesarean section, or C-section.
They found that those who used testosterone during labor did a slightly lower risk, but the risk was still elevated.
In other words, women who are not taking the drugs during labor and have an abnormal delivery are more likely to have a child who will be born with an abnormal shape, and that risk is increased.
The researchers said the data is “not clear whether the higher risk of fetal anomalies in those women who have used anabolism during labor is the result of use of anabolic agents in labor or the increased risk associated with congenital abnormalities during pregnancy.”
It’s not clear if the increased rate of birth defects and birth defects related to preeclampsia is due to the use of testosterone during pregnancy.
But, the researchers concluded, “the lower risk associated between the use and nonuse of anabolists during labor in our study is consistent with a potential mechanism for the increased prevalence of birth abnormalities in those who have been using anabolic drugs in labor.”
This is not the first study to find a link between anabolic use and congenital problems.
The New York Times found that “in a study that was published in 2009, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that of 631 women with preeclampia, about 10% were taking anabolic-androgenic steroids during their pregnancy.”
The American Journal article also notes that women with a low birthweight or low birth-weight babies are more at risk of birth malformations.
“In a 2010 study, we found that the risk for birth defects was higher in women with low birth weights, but this was not related to use of arogenic agents during labor,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and lead author of the new study.
“We found no relationship between the rate of congenitals and use of any of the birth-control methods during labor.”
The study also found that many women are not using anabolites during labor or delivery.
“If you think about it, anabolic effects in pregnancy are very subtle, and even when they are present, the amount is so small, the effects are very small, that we have no idea whether they’re causing an abnormality,” said KolodNYC’s Dr. Susan B. Greenberg.
“So, we really don’t know if there are any negative effects of the drugs in pregnancy that are causing an increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, which is the concern of many health professionals.”
The authors also said that the study was limited by the fact that there were only 11,000 births in the United States.
“There is no data on the effects of using an anabolic agent during labor on the rate or incidence of congenito-fetal anomalies,” said Greenberg.
The study was published online on October 11 in the journal Obstet Gynecologica.