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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December IB, 1971 THE UTHBRIDGE HEPALD 17 Drugs taken in pregnancy involve risk to the fetus By LISA KI.N'SSE MONTREAL (CP) it is dif- ficult to predict how uny patient will respond to certain drugs, hut dnig therapy in pregnant women involves even greater risks of side effects in babies, researchers were told here. Dr, George Feuer, associate professor at the University of Toronto's department of pathol- ogical chemistry, told the Cana- dian Association for Research in Toxicology that pregnancy may alter tire normal distribution and elimination of drugs, result-1 ing in jwssibie malformations or' death of the fetus. In a paper entitled The Link Between the Mother and Fetus in Drug Metabolism, Dr. Feuer said pregnancy also results in changes in the drug's action on the body. Because the liver of the fetus is functionally immature and its drug-metabolizing e n 7, y m e s have limited activity, drug ther- apy "involves considerable risks." "In proportion to the con- sumption of various drugs, rela- tively very little has been pub- lished about the risk of the fetus of the drug given to the mother during pregnancy." "We must consider that all drugs given to the mother freely go through the Dr. Feuer said, "and exert their ef- fects on the fetus." "These effects may be very strong, resulting in death of the fetus and abortion. It is pos- sible that the drug has only a specific effect on the develop- j ment of some organs and the fetus be born with some malformation. "Fortunately, most drugs usually exert no effect on the fetus.' Dr. Feuer said drug treat- ment during the first months of pregnancy involves more risks than during the latter months when all organs of the fetus have been developed. Wf4f IN OUR CHRISTMAS SWCKINGS' More unwed mothers keep babies TORONTO (CP) Homes for unwed across Ontario arc running out of clients as more unwed mothers keep their babies. William Babb, executive as- sistant of the Metropolitan To- ronto Children's Aid Society, says the illegitimacy rate here is dropping. Mr. Babb said the illegiti- macy rate in Metro Toronto in 1969 was 9A per cent of live births. Projected figures, based on federal and provincial statis- tical expectations, set Hie illegi- timacy rate among live births at S.9 per cent in 1971 and 8.6 per cent in 1972. Mr. Babb said the figures do not allow for an increase in abortions or specula- tion on increased birth control usage. There are 14 homes for unwed mothers registered in Ontario and among them, Httmewood House, run by the Anglican Church In Toronto, has the high- est occupancy rate, 89.2 per cent. At most other homes in the province, the occupancy rate is between GO and 70 per cent, and one, Faith Haven in Windsor, has less than 30-per-cent occu- pancy. Mr. Babb said the CAS has noticed a 30-per-cent drop in the number of unmarried pregnant women seeking society help. Margaret G-repe, of Victor Home in Toronto, has taken care for unwed mothers a step farther. The Victor Home has taken in four mothers and their babies. "It's to give them a breatliing spell until they make definite she said. St. Patrick's Church Parish Hall MONDAY, DEC. 20-8 p.m. 12 Games Cards 25c SPONSORED BY ST. PAT'S MEN'S CLUB EVERYBODY WELCOME Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In All weciding reporls, marriage and engagement announcements will now be published on i spe- cial poge in The Herald's Saturday edition each week. Special requests for publication on other specific days of the week will be given every consideration. Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now be accepted in the following forms: Standard Wedding Report- Using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at The REPORT ONLY 5.00 REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE Extended Wedding If you wish Information published which would bs additional to that provided on The Herald's stand- ard report form, this will be accepted, and the entire report will then be charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE -I P.M. WEDNESDAY OH THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 Family Editor The letfihidge Herald Ann Landers D1CAI1 AN'N LANDERS: I have two sisters and one rotten brother. My younger sister earned on an affair with my husband behind my back. He finally asked for a divorce and married her. He supports her children by a previ- ous marriage and ignores his own. My older sister is an alcoholic and has the warmth of a crocodile, and the characoer of a snake. When I was out of the house she drove our 82-year-old, slightly senile mother to a lawyer's office and got her to sign over everything. I was so mad 1 hired an attorney. He sent a constable to my sister's. She was afraid of the consequences so she re- turned my mother's money. Of course my sister is mad at me and says that when Ma dies she is coming to the funeral to raise such a stink I will never live it down. Ma is failing fast, and I need to know if there's any way 1 can keep my sister Worried DEAR WORRIED: You can ask that a policeman be present. If your sister "disturbs the peace" you can have her removed. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm a telephone receptionist in a largo office. During a working day I speak to at least 50 people on the telephone. Usually they arc calling to be put through to an executive. It so happens that the name of this firm is rather long (it's actually four Sometimes before I get past the first name, the caller will cut me cold and ask for Mr. Sa- and-So. Then there are the super-pompous jerks who don't Uiey DEMAND to be put through. They bark orders. "Connect me with. or "Let me talk to. Not just a command. Of course they never say "thank you." The most exasperating callers are the ones who ring back a second and third time, after having left a name and number, and hint broadly that for personal reasons (which, for the life of me, I have never been able io figure out) I failed to deliver their messages. I hope you can find space in" your column for this letter, Ann. Yen might rr.ske life more pleasant for hundreds of telephone receptionists. Thank The Voice DEAR VOICE: Here is your letter and I hope it helps. Too often we forget what life is like for Ihe person on the receiving raid and this goes beyond the telephone recep- tionist. Thanks for the reminder. IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS-Children from Costan- zo's Day Care Cenlre have practised [ong and hard to per- fect their Christmas program and entertain Lethbridge's old folks. Yesterday they performed Nursing Home. Cavel! Eggs have got sex appeal Forthcoming marriages Eggs are sexy, according to Mildred Huff, nutritionist with Georgia Egg Commission. She claims poultrymen are asleep at the switch when they don't merchandise their eggs as sexy. She lists the following rea- sons; eggs provide (1) vitamin A for a clear complexion; (2) B complex vitamins to help overcome nervousness; (3) vit- amin E, the sex vitamin that lielps prevent sterility; M> iron to prevent tiredness, essential for the love life; (5) strength; and finally (6) pro-; Mr. and Mrs. Pius Ehncs of: only daughter, Dolxtrah Gcr- vide only J10 calories per egg j Elzikom are pleased to an- Mary, to Mr. Lloyd An- to keep the body .slim and beau- j nouncc the engagement of their tiful, also usually considered' essential to a person's love life. LAVATORIAL ART GODSHILL, Isle of Wight Women named drew Volk, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Volk of Rurdett. Tlie wedding will take place on .January 29 at St. MONTREAL (GP Monique. Catholic Church. Lcthbridge. Giraldeau of St. Justine Hospi-' (CP) Odd-job man Sid Finch tal and Claurioifc Gauthier of decided to redecorate a ladies' j St. Michel Hospital have be- toilot on fJie Sandyballs caravan come the first women vicc-pres- site with abstract'painlinps. The j idents of the Montreal central TEEN-AGE VIEWS MANILA (Renter) Most Filipino teen-agers think it is idies objected with demands j council of the Confederation of improper for girls to have pre- for a simple whitewash job. I National Trade Unions. They marital sexual relations and dis- Finch's comment; "The people t'ircp colleagues ami. approve of abortion, a survey in of Sandy-balls aren't ready for i secretary statistician Colette (his predominantly Roman Legend re. I Catholic cmintrv showed. wf to and to nt'.v customers. Wo new hcivc three Phone 328-8023 HERE Chapter of WE COME A-CAROLLING Members of Tau Beta Sigma Phi took time out from their Yule- A Calendar Of Local happenings The Anne Campbell Singers will practice at 5 p.m. at South- minster hall on Jionday. Tilerc will be no further practices im- lil Jan. 3. i Kouthminsler square dance j learners' group will dance j Monday at !1 p.m. in Southmin- ster hall. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. Tha annual Christmas eon- cert of the Japanese United Church will In- held Saturday at 3 p.m. A pot-luck supper will follow. Even'one welcome. Milk Hiver lieaux 'n Belles square dance learners' group will hold (he regular danee Tuesday at ,'i p.m. in the Uric Jiivers scliool. Women are ask- ed to please bring a box lunch. j F.O.E. bingo tonight at S p.m. in the Kagles hall. Jack- pot is SI IS in 53 numlxTS. Evetyone' welcome Tne. Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Kioioty will hold a Christmas parly on Wednes- day at p.m. in gym 2 of the civic centre. Members wall be treated to film entertain- ment, music, and if time al- lows1, a bingo. Lunch will be pcrvod for l.he occasion. No available at this meeting. good rum-out is requested. An afternoon of African ad- venture will be presented by tide festivities last night to entertain the patients at the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospiol, t.ransportalien will he provided the Tom Oildmst family as the city transit system will! Sunday, Jan. If, at i operate until p.m. The! p.m. in Southminsler Church. i 1972 membership cards will be j is invited to attend. CASH BSNGO TONIGHT, SATURDAY 8 O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A Blackout Bingo played for !ili won every Saturday plus Jackpots JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for or 25c each (located Moxt