6 January 2015
- Is the world going mad and are people a lot more unhappy than they should be because of the barbaric way doctors treat mothers when they deliver their babies?
Jeanice Barcelo's gut wrenching indictment of the way hospitals and doctors brutally manipulate pregnant mothers in Birth Trauma, and the Dark Side of Modern Medicine, Exposing the Systematic Violence Against Women and Infants During Hospital Birth insists this interference in the mother/child bond is a key element in the breakdown of human love worldwide.
The medical profession has its own rules about delivering babies, and the way Barcelo tells it, these methods not only create lasting scars in mothers, destroy many marriages and unnecessarily injure and kill children. They also leave a great uninvestigated tragedy of infants who do not properly bond with their mothers as a result of medical expedience more interested in profitable procedures than in healthy children.
Its effect on the world — but most especially on women and children, she insists — is catastrophic.
30 August 2013
- On August 12, the famed Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics published a study suggesting inducing childbirth increases risk for developing autism. The study analyzed North Carolina Detailed Birth Records and featured 625,042 live births linked with school records, including more than "5,500 children with a documented exceptionality designation for autism."
Results from the analysis proves that - in comparison to children who were born to mothers who were not pharmacologically-induced or augmented - "induced only, or augmented only experienced increased odds of autism after controlling for potential confounders related to socioeconomic status, maternal health, pregnancy-related events and conditions, and birth year."
The ramifications for this study are paramount as 25 percent of all labors are induced in the U.S.
20 May 2013
- Having given up on a miracle, Mrs Ogg unwrapped the baby from his blanket and held him against her skin. And then an extraordinary thing happened.
After two hours of being hugged, touched and spoken to by his mother, the little boy began showing signs of life.
At first, it was just a gasp for air that was dismissed by doctors as a reflex action.
But then the startled mother fed him a little breast milk on her finger and he started breathing normally.
13 May 2013
- When asked, 50% of pregnant women said they would like to deliver early.
When is the fetus better off outside the mother's uterus, and if so, how should that be brought about?
More and more women with normal pregnancies, who would have approached a mother, aunt, or pastor in former days, now confront doctors with anxiety about "when and how will I deliver?" These women are not in need of an obstetrician. Their pregnancies are disease-free. They need reassurance and changing their attitude towards labor and the meaning of the pain of the contractions.
Whether she is aware of it or not, the woman decides when, where and how to give birth. Our bodies are under our control whether we have accessed the keys to that control or not. Extreme control has been demonstrated by highly trained martial arts experts who can prevent themselves from ovulating. Mothers at term have put themselves into labor by simply walking up a steep hill for an hour to start contractions. A woman who is ready to give birth sometimes swallows a glass of castor oil and the contractions start one minute later, before an actual physical effect of the castor oil has taken place.