A parasitic worm with the name Ascaris lumbricoides is being linked to the sudden increase in fertility in women from an indigenous village in Bolivia. This fact is pointed out by new research carried out by the University of California at Santa Barbara. For this reason, the worm is being studied to increase the possibilities of fertility not only in this village, but in the whole world.
The survey analyzed 986 women from the Tsimane village and it was found that families with an average of 9 children rose to an average of 11 children. Unlike those who had the nematode worm, which had reduced fertility and from 9 fell to 6 children. According to the researchers, the change in the immune system caused by the parasite during the gestational period meant that the fetus was not rejected by the body, making it able to give birth calmly. So the research will be directed to discover the effects of these infections on the body and how much they can increase or decrease fertility.
The research aims to create alternative treatments to assist in the treatment against infertility.
But many tests and evaluations are still needed to reach a solid conclusion. After all, it is well known the harm that a parasite can do to the human body, including preventing conception or a pregnancy from reaching its end due to infections caused by some types of worms.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.