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How Indigenous People Had Safe and Natural Births

Dr. Weston Price in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration wrote:

“I presented data indicating that the Peruvians, who were descendants of the old Chimu culture on the coast of Peru, used fish eggs liberally during the developmental period of girls in order that they might perfect their physical preparation for the later responsibility of motherhood. These fish eggs were an important part of the nutrition of the women during their reproductive period.”

Many Indigenous groups prepared young girls for motherhood by feeding them special foods throughout their childhood and teenage years. Special diets included liberal amounts of fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) and a solid supply of nutrients from a diet consisting entirely of whole and carefully cultivated foods. Special foods fed to girls include, fish eggs, butter, cheese, milk and cream from cows that eat rapidly growing spring/summer grass, organs of land animals, insects, and sea foods that include at least some of the organs and the heads.

Why Special Foods Create a Safe Birth

Dr. Price showed how bone structure is largely a condition of heredity. Not genetic heredity, but environmental heredity where the foods of the parents, and the foods of the child, create their bone structure. Girls whose parents fed them well, with foods rich in minerals and fat-soluble vitamins, grew with an excellent bone structure. This bone structure allowed for the proper formation and shape of the pelvic brim (the inner bowl of the pelvis which the baby passes through). The more developed the pelvic brim, the more ease a women will have during childbirth.

Childbirth was a natural process for many indigenous groups, because they knew what to eat.