Argenian-Human Reproduction

The naked eye can certainly see that Earthlings and Argenians are pretty much the same. Therefore the mechanics of reproduction are no different in a human/Argenian pairing than for a human couple. There are, however, enough differences on the DNA level that can result in complications should a human become pregnant by an Argenian. In any pregnancy, there is a risk for complications, but the chances of these risks become heightened due to the fact that the human body does not recognize the Argenian DNA within the fetus, and in the worst of situations the fetus is considered a foreign body that the body rejects.

Common complications that arise from these pregnancies include: anemia, gestational diabetes, RH negative disease and pre-term labor.

  • Anemia is generally handled with either a change in diet or with supplements and can happen at any point in the pregnancy though it more commonly tends to occur in the first and second trimester.
  • Gestational diabetes develops when the mother's body is not making enough insulin, and usually happens within the second trimester. Common treatments include a change in diet or in some cases insulin shots.
  • Rh negative disease occurs when the mother is Rh negative (meaning there is no presence of protein surrounding her red blood cells) and her child is Rh positive (meaning the child does have said protein). Eventually this can lead to the mother's body building up antibodies against the baby. Tests are run at the beginning of the pregnancy to determine if the baby's red blood cells have been affected by the mother's developed antibodies. Treatment includes RhoGAM medication given around 28 weeks to prevent the build-up of antibodies. It is given again at birth if the baby is Rh positive.
  • Preterm labor occurs when the mother's body tries to deliver the baby before she reaches full term. In serious situations, bed rest and medications are necessary to help the pregnancy go to full-term. 37 weeks is considered full term.

Severe complications can occur, though in some cases rarely. These complications include: preeclempsia and acute rejection.

  • Preeclempsia is a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy. Generally this is screened for with urine samples. While the exact cause is still unknown, it seems there is a higher risk for a mother carrying an Argenian baby to develop this condition. Mild preeclempsia can include high blood pressure, water retention and protein in the urine, while severe preeclempsia can cause headaches, blurred vision, inability to tolerate bright light, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, decreased urination, pain in the upper right abdomen, shortness of breath and a tendancy to bruise easily. Generally this is treated by resting on the left side to take the weigh tof the baby off of major blood vessels, frequent prenatal checkups, changes in diet and ensure water intake is normal. Effects on the baby usually include low birth weight.
  • Acute rejection occurs when the mother's body rejects the fetus, similar to the human body rejecting a transplanted organ. Generally this happens within the first trimester, and as of now there is no known successful treatment as anti-rejection drugs are harmful to the baby. In such cases, abortion is the only alternative, as the mother will die if the fetus remains inside the womb too long. Symptoms include extreme nausea, weakness, pain or swelling of the abdomen and fever.

It should be noted that there will always be a complication of some sort with human/Argenian pregnancies, simply for the fact that there are enough differences on the DNA level for the human body to consider the Argenian child a foreign body. Not all pregnancies will have severe complications, but it is impossible for such a pregnancy to be marked with absolutely no complications.

Argenian-Human Reproduction written by Kou