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A Passionate Response

17 Dec

I was told about an article on CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/16/ep.vbac.birth.at.home/index.html

about a woman who refused to have a 4th C-section demanded by her doctor.  Instead she decided to have her baby at home.  She did so successfulyAnswer to a CNN column about a woman who had a VBA3C at home. Wonderful article. Here is my answer:

It surprises me how many comments there are criticizing this intelligent woman for making a choice for herself and her baby. Especially those who  belittle the idea of birth being a marvelous and exalting experience, and saying that a healthy baby is more important.  These people do not know much about birth, in my opinion.

A natural home birth is so much better for the mother and the baby that there is really no comparison. Birthing women need to feel safe and comfortable and surrounded by people they trust.  This is key to a good birth and a faster one as well.  We are “fight or flight” animals. Anyone who deals with animal births knows that intervening is dangerous and apt to cause a bad outcome.

Why don’t doctors realize this with all their education? I can only assume it is because almost NONE of them have ever been present at a home birth. They are taught only about problems that can arise, not about a peaceful birth. They are taught surgery. No one explains the power of a woman’s body to these OBs, today.  Some older doctors know about this, but they are very few.

Fear of lawsuits trumps a woman’s right to have the birth she wants. There was a post from an angryOB who sneared at the woman in the story for listening to Ricki Lake. Well that doctor is very, very wrong and honestly I could use all the exact derogatory words he used towards Aneka to describe what I think of HIS knowledge about birth. I have had 5 babies. I have caught in my hands the warm wet baby that my daughter decided to have at home. I have seen home birth. I have studied to be a doula. Perhaps not trained in medicine but so what? Birth is NOT a disease.

If you have a sniffle would you go to a surgeon who specializes in OPERATING ON NOSES? Of course you would not. Yet women go trustingly to their doctors and to the hospital thinking that THEIR wishes will be granted or even listened to. Fear has permeated the world of childbirth and that needs to be cleared up.  TV shows showing the MOST medical births possible frighten women and prepare them for interventions.

If you want a natural birth do NOT allow your baby to be induced. DO NOT allow any interventions at all. Some say that the first intervention is leaving your home in the first place. The safest, cleanest, quietest and most comfortable place to have a baby is in your own home. Doctors are shocked at this advice. Do your own research. It is ALL out there on the Internet. Birth is safe. Interventions are dangerous. TRUST BIRTH. Trust your body because it knows what to do.

What do we do now about health care?

28 Oct

The first suggestion from me would be educating people about how to take care of their own health. The whole MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL complex is out to make money for themselves. They have NO desire to keep people well. That would be bad for business (and I am all for legitimate business, but NOT for making money by keeping people from being healthy.)

Our system has almost nothing to do with health. It waits for people to be ill before even looking at them. And everything about todays culture (unless you look for alternatives) is geared towards taking meds and expecting diseases.

I believe that the cancer epidemic is partially caused by all the focus on Cancer and how it is “Going to get you” that the media is so busy foisting on us. Cancer is NOT going to “get you” it is a disease you can avoid, by lifestyle and taking care what you do or eat or where you live. (not under a power-line for instance). Stress is a huge factor in developing cancer.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/manage-your-stress-to-pro_b_772759.html

One reason I am so dead set against the OBAMACARE bill is that it will only make MORE people sick. This is because they think that by going to the doctor they are protecting themselves when in many cases nothing could be further from the truth.

There would be NO health care crisis if people only understood this. The prohibitive cost is almost all caused by the invention of medical insurance and ruinnously so because people seem to feel it is their right.

Their true “right” is the right to manage their own health care, their own bodies, with the help of a doctor who is NOT distracted by the threat of lawsuits and the interference of insurance companies who know NOTHING about health care.

As and example, what has happened to childbirth is an absolute tragedy. Women are brutalized and told that they are being well treated at the same time. Babies are being ripped from their mother’s wombs over 1/3 of the time….more like 40% in some hospitals and even worse in some others. It is criminal. The C-section rate is just outrageous. Programs on TV make it seem normal to treat childbirth like some sort of medical hurricane, with multiple people dressed in protective clothing buzzing around the pregnant woman, but only paying attention to machines, monitors and printouts and rarely glancing at the woman herself.


She is expected to be grateful for this.

This marginalizing of women is much worse than racism ever was, or ever will be and yet no one but a few of us who trust birth are even paying attention. These women are literaly being tortured at a time when they should be nurtured and protected. Millions and millions of women every single year go through this.

It is one of the most spectacular brainwashing jobs ever done to a population. Oh dear….this subject really hits a nerve. But ALL medical care is beginning or has become like the birth INDUSTRY. Cancer is a huge business. If a cure were found tomorrow it would bring down the entire economy.

Do you think they would tell us if they found one? Doctors become angry when I mention this. And certainly, not all doctors are insensitive.  However there is a huge business built up around Cancer. Think about it.  What would it do to hospitals, cancer centers, doctors, insurance companies, and businesses that cater to drugs and machines that offer some help for cancer victims?

This is NOT a Liberal or Conservative issue. This is a human rights issue. LISTEN UP ….it could be about YOU.