Dr. Saul quotes Fred R. Klenner, MD on the use of megadose Vit C therapy in
pregnancy (4-15 grams per day)...
According to Dr. Klenner...
Primary and lasting benefits in pregnancy.
Observations made on over 300 consecutive obstetrical cases using
supplemental ascorbic acid, by mouth, convinced me that failure to use this
agent in sufficient amounts in pregnancy borders on malpractice. The lowest
amount of ascorbic acid used was 4 grams and the highest amount 15 grams
each day. (Remember the rat-no stress manufactures equivalent "C" up to 4
grams and with stress up to 15.2 grams). Requirements were roughly 4 grams
first trimester, 6 grams second trimester and 10 grams third trimester.
Approximately 20 percent required 15 grams, each day, during last trimester.
Eighty percent of this series received a booster injection of 10 grams,
intravenously, on admission to the hospital. Hemoglobin levels were much
easier to maintain. Leg cramps were less than three percent and always was
associated with "getting out" of Vitamin C tablets. Striae gravidarum was
seldom encountered and when it was present there existed an associated
problem of too much eating and too little walking. The capacity of the skin
to resist the pressure of an expanding uterus will also vary in different
individuals. Labor was shorter and less painful. There were no postpartum
hemorrhages. The perineum was found to be remarkably elastic and episiotomy
was performed electively. Healing was always by first intention and even
after 15 and 20 years following the last child the firmness of the perineum
is found to be similar to that of a primigravida in those who have continued
their daily supplemental vitamin C. No patient required catheterization. No
toxic manifestations were demonstrated in this series. There was no cardiac
stress even though 22 patients of the series had rheumatic hearts. One
patient in particular was carried through two pregnancies without
complications. She had been warned by her previous obstetrician that a
second pregnancy would terminate with a maternal death. She received no
ascorbic acid with her first pregnancy. This lady has been back teaching
school for the past 10 years. She still takes 10 grams of ascorbic acid
daily. Infants born under massive ascorbic acid therapy were all robust. Not
a single case required resuscitation. We experienced no feeding problems.
The Fultz quadruplets were in this series. They took milk nourishment on the
second day. These babies were started on 50 mg ascorbic acid the first day
and, of course, this was increased as time went on. Our only nursery
equipment was one hospital bed, an old, used single unit hot plate and an
equally old 10 quart kettle. Humidity and ascorbic acid tells this story.
They are the only quadruplets that have survived in southeastern United
States. Another case of which I am justly proud is one in which we delivered
10 children to one couple. All are healthy and good looking. There were no
miscarriages. All are living and well. They are frequently referred to as
the vitamin C kids, in fact all of the babies from this series were called
"Vitamin C Babies" by the nursing personnel--they were distinctly different.