Monday, October 31, 2011


"I had heard and seen battle injured soldiers before but this screaming raised the hair on my neck" - Dr. Phil Leveque, reference to using GOMCO clamp to circumcise infant

"The #1 controversy facing American parents in 2010 was male infant circumcision. That's quite a statement, but the real eye opener is the knowledge that it is needless, genital mutilation, and that it is dangerous, even potentially fatal, particularly for infants. In fact not a single medical group in the world recommends it...circumcision seems more like something the devil ordered...

Music: Say No to Circumcision - Leave Those Babies Alone!

"This is a brand new song by Agron Belica, on the Newsic album, commissioned by It addresses the subject of male infant circumcision and what you learn may change you forever..."

Say No to Circumcision - Leave Those Babies Alone


Holy sexual trauma batman!!! A 119% increase in "revision" circumcisions (i.e., circumcisions that were botched the first time and need to be re-done) over a five year period (see article link below)! That means innocent baby boys are undergoing ritual sexual torture -- usually without anesthesia -- not once, but twice and sometimes even three times!!! And all because their parents are either (i) uneducated about the dangers and violence involved in circumcision; (ii) believe the bold-faced LIES of the American Medical Association who say that circumcision is beneficial; or (iii) have committed to a sordid "covenant" with a violent, misogynistic, warrior "god" and are therefore, willing to condemn their children to suffer and be the victims of this ritual sexual abuse.

I find the culture we are living in absolutely horrifying. How about you?

AAP: Need to Re-Do Circumcision Rises, Reasons Unclear

PS - Anyone who doubts that circumcision is sexual torture -- please watch this video.


Birth As We Know It - Circumcision


Here's a real wake-up call.
"A new study in the International Journal of Men’s Health shows that circumcised men have a 4.5 times greater chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) than intact men... Eighteen percent of adult American men—three-fourths of whom are circumcised—have ED, affecting 18 million men. Circumcision’s role as a risk factor may be reflected in ED drug sales; while the United States represents 5% of the world’s population it also accounts for 46% of Viagra sales. Other studies have previously observed that circumcision’s damage results in worsened erectile functioning, inability to maintain an erection, and reducing the glans sensitivity, including an overall penis sensitivity reduction by 75%. A recent study discovered that premature ejaculation is five times more likely when adjusted for erectile dysfunction and circumcision. A new Danish study also found that circumcised men are three times more likely to have sexual dysfunction..."

Acquisition of Erectile Dysfunction from Circumcision

Sunday, October 30, 2011


"(Newser) – Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine marketed to teen girls, has been linked to 32 deaths and other serious side effects including fainting and blood clots, according to a government report released yesterday. Since 2006, several complications of the vaccine have been reported, ABC News reports, ranging from neurological disorders to less threatening side effects like fever or nausea. In a few rare cases, patients died soon after taking it.

The report came alongside a cautionary editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association that could give some parents pause. "I know it was the Gardasil," says one woman, whose daughter died of unconfirmed causes two weeks after her final shot. "They were saying that it was safe. So I kind of went against my better instinct [and let her] get the shot." But experts note that such reports aren’t verified, and some don’t think such rare occurrences should bench the drug."

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Linked to 32 Deaths

"Between May 2009 and September 2010, 16 deaths occurred after Gardasil vaccination. For that timeframe there were also 789 reports of "serious" adverse reactions, of which 213 resulted in permanent disability and 25 resulting in a diagnosis of Guillain Barre Syndrome, Judicial Watch reported (

According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:

"These reports raise additional concerns about Gardasil's questionable safety and provide ample reason to end the push to give it young girls and boys. And t CDC's continued caginess on reported deaths is disturbing. Federal, state, and local officials need to stop promoting this vaccine for children."

Unfortunately, many elected officials are doing just the opposite. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a perfect example. In 2007, he signed an Executive Order mandating all 11- and 12-year-old girls in Texas to get the HPV vaccine. Fortunately, the law was overturned two months later, after a firestorm of opposition. Many have now connected the dots and exposed his too-cozy ties to Merck, the maker of Gardasil More recently, Calfornia Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing minors to be given Gardasil vaccine (and other vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases) without their parents' knowledge or informed consent..."

Worse than Bad Advice - This Can Lead to Seizures, Paralysis, Blindness, and Death

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Photo from the Illuminati Card Game created by Steve Jackson Games and released in 1982

"If the CDC makes a direct attack to destroy a place, it can use biological warfare and get +15 points to its attack."

"...EVERY one of the CDC studies showing the so-called safety of mercury in vaccines has been intentionally faked, so as to lead the American Public, and every entity worldwide that relies on the CDC for information, to believe that mercury in vaccines is safe - it is not.

The link that is alluded to but hasn't been fully established is that the CDC was involved in the "suspect techniques" and out-and-out fraud used in these studies to exonerate Thimerosal. The connection in the Denmark studies are clear (Madsen et al. 2003 especially): the Danish authors withheld causal data on Thimerosal and autism in order to change the results of their study, with the full approval and knowledge of the CDC.

"...The CDC continues to steadfastly deny that there is any link between Autism and vaccinations.

Epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten and Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado, both concluded that thimerosal was responsible for the dramatic rise in cases of autism but their findings were dismissed by the CDC."

"Cases of autism in the U.S. have now increased by over 2700 per cent since 1991, which is when vaccines for children doubled, and the number of immunizations is only increasing. Just one in 2,500 children were diagnosed with autism before 1991, whereas one in 91 children now have the disease, up from one in 150 just six years ago."

The rest of this article reports on the dangerous substances thimerosa ( which contains mercury) and squalene. We encourage you to read it completely.

However, you can see the "smoking gun" proof that these vaccines are potentially deadly and devastating, in the fact that the Federal Government has exempted any vaccine maker from lawsuits!

"Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius,” reported the Associated Press in July."

The only reason the government would carry out this shocking act is because they knew that the vaccine was going to kill and make ill. Just as the Plan foresees!

What is the significance of this CDC card which we show above? As we explain in NEWS1753, this card is part of a deck of role-playing cards which the occult-based Steve Jackson Games introduced in 1995 entitled, "The Illuminati Card Game".

Each card depicted an action the Illuminati was going to take to tear down this old world order so the New World Order could be established. Therefore, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) is planned to serve a most useful function to the Illuminati .

As this role-playing card states, " 'If the CDC makes a direct attack to destroy a Place, it can use biological warfare and get a plus 15 to its attack'." Don't you find it highly interesting that this game foresees the CDC creating and launching a biological attack on a 'Place'!

The time has come for Americans to stop thinking of government institutions -- like the CDC -- as having the best interests of all citizens at heart. Rather, the Illuminati created these institutions to carry out their plan for a New World Order. And, at some future time, this reality will mean the deaths of hundreds of millions of people -- after Antichrist arises on the world scene (Rev 6:1-2)..."

As Autism explodes in the American population, those of us who warned that this malady is caused by childhood vaccinations wish for all the world that we had been wrong!

What everybody, whether pro-vaccination or anti-vaccination, knows, and recognizes quite well, is that since the implementation of an increased mandatory childhood vaccination schedule, major health problems have arisen within the population base served by those vaccinations. The point - the more vaccines there are the more problems we have.

And, as Anne Dachel of Age of Autism (AOA) says, those problems are affecting our society at large.

Where's the Beef?

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a US government agency relied upon by, not just the US, but by the entire civilized world, to give guidance and leadership on Planet Earth's health issues. It's opinions and strategies are never questioned and, for various reasons, primarily its control of funding, the CDC, in the US, sets policy on health issues from Washington DC, right through individual State's Public Health structures, down to each and every American citizen.

It's pronouncements are as from God. And if you are in the health care system, you better be a believer.

In the world, most governments look to US CDC policy, assuming, as we have now found out is simply not true, that the US CDC really is a truthful, knowledgeable, source for health information. Especially on vaccines.

It is, we have found, anything but truthful and knowledgeable...

The consequences in terms of Autism, alone...

By US government calculations 104 million children, a year (4 million in the US and Canada, and 100 million in the rest of the world), are born into the world covered by the US CDC recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule.

Autism - We know, for instance, that since the increased Childhood Vaccination Schedule went into effect that Autism rates in the US went from one in ten thousand (1 in 10,000) to one in one hundred ten (1 in 110). A disaster. The CDC response - "we don't know why that's happening." A lie - they did know, and they do know.

Most countries do not yet keep comparative records regarding autism and/or neurological issues. We can only, using the US numbers, extrapolate.

Children are a nation's largest asset...

So let's ask the question "How many children were actually affected?" Let's do the numbers...

World wide (not counting the US and Canada) - From 1998 to 2011 - Autism - (1 in 110) = .9% of 100 million children = 900,000 children - every year.

Let me say that again - 900,000 children, world wide, EVERY YEAR from 1998 to 2011, became Autistic, for a total of eleven million, seven hundred thousand, (11,700,000) children between 1998 and 2011.

Supposedly, Thimerosal was removed from US/Canadian Childhood Vaccines in 2004. So, from 1998 to 2004, using the same formula, one hundred eighty thousand (180,000) US children became Autistic.

Making the World-wide Autism Grand Total - From 1998 to 2011 = 11,880,000 children.

And, that's not the worst of it...

The one in six numbers...

In an earlier article "Some Words About Bobbie Kennedy Junior..." I had discussed reading what Kennedy had said earlier about the CDC. There was a reason I was researching what Kennedy Jr. was saying about vaccines. Kennedy had said that "1 out of 6 children are diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or behavioral problem."

What? One out of six? I was looking through Kennedy's stuff to see where HE got those numbers, and what I found was a page (Kennedy's source) called "AUTISM A. L. A. R. M." which says:

"This project is funded by a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

And, right there on the top page it says:

Autism is prevalent
• 1 out of 6 children are diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or behavioral problem
• 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
• Developmental disorders have subtle signs and may be easily missed...

In short - the CDC not only knows about the problem, it has discussed it and made recommendations.

Doing the numbers: Once again since most countries do not keep records we must extrapolate from US numbers.

One hundred four million (104,000,000) children born every year times thirteen years = 1,352,000,000 children born, worldwide, between 1998 and 2011.

One in six translates to 16.7 %. So 16.7 % of 1,352,000,000 children = 225,784,000 children.

In other words, according to this government agency website, world wide, 225,784,000 children have been "diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or behavioral problem.

Two hundred twenty five million, seven hundred eighty four thousand children have a "developmental disorder and/or behavioral problem?"

That's the equivalent of two thirds of the population of the United States.
And the CDC, the supposed health experts, say "we don't know why that's happening."

The CDC Has Known All Along How Dangerous Vaccines Are and Has Covered It Up
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"...Today I am reading the Bolen Report which, on 10/04/11, started publishing part 1 of this 3 part groundbreaking series that declares the CDC has known since at least 2002 that thimerosal (mercury) containing vaccines contributed to the rise in autism. Not surprisingly, after Danish researcher Dr. Paul Thorsen fled the country with millions of dollars in stolen research money, his study would turn out to be a complete fraud. Lies, withheld data and more have been revealed, proving what so many of us have known for years. Vaccines cause autism!

So isn’t this what we’ve been waiting for, fighting for, screaming for? Can’t we all sleep well knowing that the truth has come out and lives will be spared? So why do I feel worse than ever? Because the truth is, through all my rantings and carrying on, through all my fighting of the good fight…I just want my son back.

I would gladly sacrifice the knowledge of any of this to hear my son speak, to see him write his name, to have him run up to me after school and ask if his friend can come over for a play date. I just want my boy. I don’t want to be smart, or insightful or clever or wag my finger and say “I told you so.”

I want my boy, I want my boy, I WANT HIM!! I just want him! I want him healthy, I want him to feel good. I don’t want to watch him slapping his head because the inflammation causes chronic headaches. I don’t want at age 6 to see him still walking on his toes and flapping his arms, or screeching for no apparent reason—or to do yet another round of anti-fungals, for yet another yeast overgrowth, for a still distended belly, caused by more constipation...

I commend us all, the parents of the vaccine injured who throw off the shackles of fear and speak openly and truthfully. Horribly painful stories I have heard. I sympathize and usually empathize but in the end, I just want my boy. I want Aydan. I want him back.

Will the acknowledgement of the truth change the past? Can I have my son back now? If I remain a hard working devoted mother and a good little activist will he come back to me? Will he?

Oh and please don’t give me pity, please don’t compliment me for my or tell me all the lives I will save or the people I have spared this pain. Don’t get me wrong, I care.. I care about them all. I want a different world more than anyone can imagine; I want to save my son for a purpose. I do not see the logic in bringing up a well adjusted child to a maladjusted world..."

A Mother’s Description of Watching Her Son Slide into Autism After Vaccine…and She Wants Her Son Back.

The CDC Has Known All Along How Dangerous Vaccines Are and Has Covered It Up

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"...Why babies need time

Babies born too early may have more health problems at birth and later in life than babies born full term.

Here's why your baby needs 39 weeks:

Important organs, like his brain, lungs and liver, get all the time they need to develop.

He is less likely to have vision and hearing problems after birth.

Babies born too soon often are too small. Babies born at a healthy weight have an easier time staying warm than babies born too small.

He can suck and swallow and stay awake long enough to eat after he's born. Babies born early sometimes can't do these things.

Why scheduling an early birth can be a problem

Experts are learning that scheduling an early birth for non-medical reasons can cause problems for mom and baby. For example:

Your due date may not be exactly right. Sometimes it's hard to know just when you got pregnant. Even with an ultrasound, your due date can be off by as much as 2 weeks. If you schedule to induce labor or schedule a cesarean birth (also called a c-section) and your date is off by a week or two, your baby may be born too early.
Inducing labor may not work. If your labor is induced, the medicine your doctor or certified nurse-midwife gives you may not start your labor. When this happens, you may need to have a c-section.

A c-section can cause problems for your baby. Babies born by c-section may have more breathing and other medical problems than babies born by vaginal birth. (Most babies are born by vaginal birth. The mother's uterus contracts to help push the baby out through the vagina, also called the birth canal.)

C-sections can cause problems in future pregnancies. Once you have a c-section, you may be more likely in future pregnancies to have a c-section. The more c-sections you have, the more problems you and your baby may have, including problems with the placenta.

A c-section is major surgery for mom. It takes longer for you to recover from a c-section than from a vaginal birth. You can expect to spend 2 to 4 days in the hospital after a c-section. Then you'll need 4 to 6 weeks after you go home to fully recover. You also could have complications from the surgery, like infections and bleeding. So it's important to stay in touch with your health care provider even after you go home..."

Why at least 39 weeks is best for your baby

Friday, October 28, 2011


"... I found out that what my provider did was not evidence-based. I also found out that there is no danger in having the cord around the neck and there’s no reason that my son could not have been born with it around his neck. There was no need to try to unloop it and certainly no need to clamp it and cut it. There’s no need to even check for a cord.

Hands away from vagina please!!!!!...

I’ve done extensive research on nuchal cords and all the studies say th same thing – nuchal cords including tight loops are not associated with any significant adverse outcomes (unless they are cut). I am unable to find one single bit of evidence, research, study that supports the recommendations to cut the cord before delivery of the body in ANY circumstance. Does anyone have real evidence that supports this practice???..."

Birth experience–cutting the cord before birth

Photo from the blog "Birth Without Fear"

And here is another GREAT article about nuchal cords:

Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat


In the words of Bruce Lipton:

"...Science has recognized that the world is facing the sixth mass extinction of life on this planet. Five times in the history of the planet, life essentially got wiped out and started all over again. The previous five mass extinctions were attributed to things like comets to asteroids hitting the earth and ending the environment and just essentially devastating life. We are now, according to science, very clearly into the sixth mass extinction of life. We are losing species of organisms faster than ever before, and that will include us in this extinction process. Why this is important and relevant to us right now is that science also has demonstrated that the reason behind the sixth mass extinction is human behavior... the fundamental behaviors that are precipitating this problem are not our conscious creative wishes and desires, they are more or less primarily the subconscious programs, many of which were downloaded into our minds even before we were born. We were being programmed from the last trimester of pregnancy through especially the first six years, so this pre- and perinatal period is profound. Medicine has in fact just recently come to the conclusion that... The illnesses that we face as adults -- cancer, obesity, Alzheimers -- were seeded during the first six years of our lives. So this becomes profoundly important because our adult issues were actually all stemming from that very important prenatal and perinatal period… And so this is why I think it’s necessary that the APPPAH group (Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health) really start to become more worldly recognized because of the powerful role of this total period of pre- and perinatal life in programming who we are and consequently programming civilization’s fate..."

I would argue that we are being programmed from the moment of our conception - perhaps even before conception - based on the consciousness, intentions, and emotional and spiritual maturity of our parents.

Listen to the entire interview on KWMR radio (Marcy Axness, William Emerson, and Bruce Lipton) by clicking on the audio bar at this link.


This should actually be a no-brainer -- but science is often slow to catch up with common sense and instinctual knowing.

“Extremely premature babies fed human donor milk are less likely to develop the dangerous intestinal condition necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than babies fed a standard premature infant formula derived from cow’s milk, according to research by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and elsewhere...

Only one of the 29 infants who received human milk developed NEC and recovered without surgery, compared with five out of the 24 babies on formula, four of whom required surgery. The findings, the researchers said, justify a move toward a “human milk only” diet in extremely premature babies — those born weighing less than 1,500 grams, or 3.3 pounds.

The stark differences in the risk of NEC, its complications and the need for surgery between babies who receive human donor milk and those who get formula signal the need for a change in feeding practices across neonatal intensive care units,” said lead investigator Elizabeth Cristofalo, M.D., a neonatologist at Hopkins Children’s.

Moreover, babies who got human milk tolerated feeding better, allowing them to be taken off supplemental IV nutrition much sooner — after 27 days on average — than the group who received cow’s milk formula. Those babies spent an average of 36 days on IV nutrition, largely because their intestinal tracts were not adapting to food as well, the researchers say. IV nutrition, used temporarily in all premature babies to supplement feeding, carries risks, the most serious of which is liver damage.

“Although we didn’t look specifically at liver function, we know from experience and from previous research that prolonged IV nutrition can harm a premature baby’s liver,” Cristofalo said. “Using human milk cuts that risk by allowing us to wean babies off IV nutrition sooner...”

Formula-Fed Preemies at Higher Risk for Dangerous GI Condition, Surgery than Babies Who Get Donor Milk


Excellent article via Midwife Thinking's blog:

Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk

Most women experience their waters breaking towards the end of labour. However, for a significant minority their waters break before labour begins. The standard approach to this situation is to augment labour by using prostaglandins and/or syntocinon aka pitocin to stimulate contractions. Women who choose to wait are often told their baby is at increased risk of infection and they are encouraged to have IV antibiotics during labour. In my experience most women agree to have their labour augmented rather than wait. I wonder how many of these women would choose a different path if they knew there was no increased risk of infection for their baby?

The rush to start labour and get the baby out after the waters have broken is fairly new. When I first qualified in 2001 the standard hospital advice (UK) for a woman who rang to tell us her waters had broken (and all else was well) was: “If you’re not in labour by [day of the week in 3 days time] ring us back for an appointment.” Over the following years this reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours, then 24 hours, then 18 hours, then 12 hours and now 0 hours. You might assume that this change in approach was based on some new evidence about the dangers involved in waiting for labour. You would be wrong.

This post is mostly based on a couple of Cochrane reviews because hospitals are supposed to base their policies/guidelines on research evidence. Obstetricians also have great respect for research evidence – certainly more than other forms of knowledge midwives often use (experience, intuition aka witchcraft etc.). I’ve found that a ‘good’ research review waved about with a smile works wonders when going against an institutional norm. However, please note that research reviews are only as good as the research reviewed. Research is not conducted in a vacuum and the questions that are asked, and the methods used, tell us a lot about the social and cultural context of knowledge and what is valued. For example in most trials the ‘doing nothing’ group is the experimental group and the ‘routine intervention that was previously introduced without evidence’ is the control group.

Outcomes: planned vs expectant management

For Baby

A Cochrane review comparing planned (augmented labour) vs expectant (waiting) management concluded that:“Fewer infants went to neonatal intensive care under planned management although no differences were seen in neonatal infection rates.”

Let’s take a closer look at this. More infants went to neonatal intensive care nursery if their mother waited for labour to start. Not surprising really considering that it’s policy to routinely send newborns to the nursery for observation after ‘prolonged rupture of membranes’ in most hospitals. What is significant, is that there was no increase in infection rates for these babies. Basically babies were separated from their mothers for no reason at all – to be observed just in case. The implications of this unnecessary separation for the baby, mother and breastfeeding are ignored despite the available evidence supporting skin-to-skin contact. Allowing uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact could reduce the chance of infection due to colonisation of the baby by mothers bacteria, reduced stress levels and early breastfeeding initiation. Even if there are concerns about a baby, the mother is probably the best person to ‘observe’ her baby’s well-being.

For mother

The Cochrane review did find a slight increase in the risk of uterine infection for mothers who waited for labour. The risk is small and you would need to augment labour in 50 women to avoid 1 case of infection. In addition these studies were done in hospitals which are not the best setting when attempting to avoid infection. Lets also not forget that uterine infection can be treated if symptoms occur ie. once it is a reality.

The experience: planned vs expectant management

Only one of the trials in the Cochrane review bothered to ask women what they thought of their experience (no surprises there). In this trial women who had their labour augmented were more likely to tick the box saying that there was ‘nothing they disliked in their management’. There are huge limitations when using surveys to assess experiences, and a good qualitative study is needed here. For example, how can a woman compare one experience (augmentation) against an experience they did not have (physiological labour) – you don’t know what you don’t know. Also, if a woman believes she is protecting her baby against infection by augmenting labour I’m sure she would not dislike the management. The Cochrane review states that no trials reported on maternal views of care, or postnatal depression – pity.

Antibiotics – just in case?

A Cochrane review of antibiotics for pre-labour rupture of membranes at or near term concluded that: “No clear practice recommendations can be drawn from the results of this review on this clinically important question, related to a paucity of reliable data. Further well-designed randomised controlled trials are needed to assess the effects of routine use of maternal antibiotics for women with prelabour rupture of the membranes at or near term.”

So it appears that women and babies are being given high doses of antibiotics during labour without sufficient evidence to support the practice. In addition these antibiotics may have short term, and long term side effects. As a student midwife I was asked by a mother what would happen if her unborn baby was allergic to antibiotics. I had no idea and asked the Consultant… after a long and complex answer I realised he didn’t know either. I am guessing that most side-effects are more subtle than anaphylaxis. The effect I most often see is oral thrush in the baby and subsequent breastfeeding problems.

Choosing to wait

According to the Cochrane review of planned vs expectant management: “Since planned and expectant management may not be very different, women need to have appropriate information to make informed choices.” I’m not sure most women get this information and instead are told their baby is at risk. As we all know you can get a mother to do anything if she believes it is in the best interests of her child. So what happens if a woman chooses to wait for labour?

Most women (95%) will go into labour within 24 hours of their waters breaking. Some will wait much longer than this. Ashlee whose birth I recently attended has given me permission to share her experience and photos here. Ashlee’s daughter Arden taught both her family and her midwives about patience and trust. We waited 63 hours from waters breaking to welcome her into the world. After a 2 hour, 20 minute labour she was gently born through water and into her mothers arms (notice the nuchal cord). I wonder how different this birth would have been if Ashlee had chosen to follow hospital guidelines. Instead she weighed up the small risk of uterine infection (which could be treated if it occurred) with the risks of syntocinon + continuous CTG for her baby. She chose to stay at home amongst her own familiar bacteria and let her daughter decide when she was ready to be born.

Suggestions for waiting:

- Encourage the mother to view the situation positively – we are all getting time to prepare for the birth and the arrival of baby. She can use the time to relax, sleep and be pampered.

- The vagina self cleans downwards. Reduce the chance of infection by not putting anything into the vagina ie. no vaginal examinations. If a vaginal examination is absolutely necessary sterile gloves must be used. Some women also like to boost their immune system with nutritional supplements (eg. vitamin C, echinacea, garlic).
Encourage the mother to be self-aware, connect with her baby and let you know of any changes eg. feeling unwell, temperature, if the amniotic fluid changes colour or smell, any reduction in the baby’s movements etc.

- I have observed Acupuncture and Bowen Therapy encourage contractions. However, if the cervix is not ready the contractions will fizzle out. If the cervix is ready it may be enough to kick start labour. Nipple stimulation will also stimulate oxytocin (and clitoral stimulation).

- Most importantly trust the process. Birth will happen.

- Once the baby is born – keep mother and baby together skin-to-skin to reduce the risk of infection (this applies to all births).


There is no increased risk of infection for the baby following pre-labour rupture of membranes if you wait for labour to start naturally compared to inducing labour straight away. There is a slight increased risk of uterine infection for the mother. Uterine infection can be diagnosed and treated if it occurs. Giving antibiotics in labour ‘just in case’ is not supported by current evidence and may cause problems for baby and mother. Women need adequate information on which to base their decisions regarding the management, or not, of this situation. Women who choose to wait for labour should be supported and encouraged to do so. Babies should not be removed from their mothers on a ‘just in case’ basis..."

Another great article from the same blog on this topic:

In Defence of the Amniotic Sac

Thursday, October 27, 2011


"When brothers Ryan and David Richardson witnessed the horrific pain and suffering their sister Donielle endured after receiving the Merck & Co., Inc. Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), they decided to dig a little deeper into the safety of the vaccine. After learning that thousands of other young girls like Donielle have also experienced life-destroying side effects or death following their HPV vaccines, the brothers were outraged. So, they decided to make a high-quality documentary to expose the truth about Gardasil, and to warn others so they can avoid the same tragedies that Donielle and many other girls have faced -- but the brothers need your help in making the film a reality.

One More Girl promises to reveal to the world the truth that the two HPV vaccines currently on the market, Merck's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix, can severely and permanently injure young girls, and can even kill them. As of January 7, 2011, there were more than 21,000 injuries and 89 deaths reported in the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). And since these reported numbers represent as little as one percent of actual adverse events, the real numbers are likely far higher...

Together with and SANE Vax, Inc. (, two prominent advocacy groups involved in exposing the truth about HPV vaccines, the Richardson brothers hope to make the film a success by offering families and girls that have been hurt by HPV vaccines a platform to share their stories with the world. The film will also expose the lies and deception being peddled by drug companies in order to push these vaccines on doctors and their young female patients -- and now even on their young male patients!

One More Girl documentary about dangers of HPV vaccine needs YOUR support

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



The motive in the training of current doctors is probably linked to harvesting the placenta for valuable nutrients and hormones and stem cells trapped in the placenta. The early umbilical cord clamping is highly unethical, if not criminal to harvest the nutrients and hormones and sell them to the highest bidder. The duty is to protect the baby who cannot give informed consent. The placenta blood belongs inside the baby and should not be given to others. The baby is too small and unprotected to donate blood to another's cause or need.

The selling of the baby's placenta and the placenta blood trapped in it has been done mostly without informed parental consent. The institutions have parents sign a form for appropriate discarding of the placenta. What does that mean?! That is not informed consent to give up the hormones and the genetic information in any one cell. Doctors may think if they send home a living mother and child, they did their duty. Not so if there was a breach of trust in the performance of their duty. This applies to the duty of the hospital's administration, ethics committees and the nurses and their profession of best practice possible, least risk of harm...


No baby is safe in active management, not the premature, the c-section or the full term baby. All babies can benefit from a a natural birth and a birth contract what cannot be done to the mother or to the child. All mothers can contract not to clamp or cut the cord at all. This is the Lotus Birth. In the olden days, the placenta was simply put in a diaper and allowed to fall off in a day or two after birth. There were "no cord infections and the baby got all the blood from the placenta and had healthy immunities. Not so today. Why not? Think about it. Would you rather have a healthy baby, not one harvested for its precious components of blood, particularly the stem cells and to have the child umbilical cord off naturally in two days? Or, would you prefer to nurse back a medically caused sick baby, often injected with "stuff" soon after birth, while the child was blood deprived, anemic and with low immunities by that fact? The sick baby will needs its mother to fight cord infections from five days to up to 15 days by a cut cord?...

All babies so early clamped are endangered to lung problems for lack of blood absorbing the water fluid in the lungs and to carry the oxygen by the red (iron-rich) blood cells. They are subjected to other internal disorders, including the number one cause of a 900 percent increase in autistic children and those with holes in their heart. It is just logical low blood volume and pressured babies will have problems of some nature - and it "is" known to be linked to doctors trained to accommodate blood harvesting by doing early umbilical cord clamping. The policies are there to give the doctors an alibi not to be charged with criminal assault and the nurses from aiding in failing to put in a fault report on the doctors. They make no report on the condition of the cord when clamped and the amount of blood later drained from the placenta. Why not. That takes cooperation of concealment, too, by the hospitals lab and the administration and ethics board of most hospitals...


Some babies are being discovered with muscle disorders, as young as 13 months, diagnosed with MS. Some children, as young as 13, have thyroid problems. Often the thyroid problems are related to the drugs given the mother during labor, such as oxytocin. Oxytocin is often given without informed consent on the pretense it stops bleeding. Oxytocin frequently contains an ingredient chlorobutanol that is alleged to cause the latent thyroid problems in either the mother or the child, or both...

...this child's blood is valued for one single unit of stem cell blood to fetch $30,000, or at the most another $150.00 extra billing fee, for just plain ordinary "white" blood?...

The system is not trust worthy. It never was. It has always been based around drugs, which manipulate the birth to the staff and/or the doctors busy time schedule. Inductions of labor are unsafe...

There, is a report by Dr. Gabbes, that directed it was okay for the convenience of the doctor to clamp the child's lifeline, as his/her own convenience. He boldly stated, the amount of blood, in most instances, was not of importance. Tell that to the Michael Chow, living blind, deaf, and paralyzed, after immediate cord clamping caused him to be anemic by 50 percent.

When a medical doctor was reported for doing immediate cord clamping on all c-sectioned babies, the CPS-BC would not investigate the training of the doctor, stating he had a defense in this data base of this American doctor's opinion, not important, doctors own choice of convenience.

No where was the well-being of the child mentioned; nor the right of the parents to have been informed no clamping of the cord is necessary, and not a medical need, unless the cord tore or for placenta previa. The cord, again, need not be clamped at all, ever. That is the "pioneer" Lotus Birth - a right of choice to all mothers, and best put into a written and Signed Contract."


Sunday, October 23, 2011


Do sweeteners bring on early birth? How fizzy drinks can harm an unborn child

How aspartame kills the fetus & maims babies : Dr. Leonard Coldwell

Aspartame What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Aspartame /NutraSweet Dangers in Pregnancy


"...We are very excited to introduce a brand new Similac partner opportunity — Pediatric Kits! It’s just announced but we’ve already brought in Blairex and Olan Mills as new partners. Similac will be delivering over 2 million Ped Kits to OB/GYN offices all over the country this year. That’s a great way for the right brands to meet new moms and their little bundles of joy! It’s been an amazing few years working with Abbot Nutrition. We’ve seen the Similac program double in terms of new partners and we’ve been a part of helping monitize the initiative with over a million dollars in new revenue.

Also, this just in: we’re pleased to announce the recent signing of Disney as one of our newest Similac Co-op partners. Look for exclusive Disney offerings in our Similac Discharge kits beginning this Fall..."


This is a plea to all parents. Please, please, please protect your children from vaccines. Don't let this happen to your child. This is such a sad, sad story. A perfectly healthy baby is now dead due to Hepatitis B Vaccine. A life wasted. A family in mourning. Is it really worth it?

Ian's Reaction to the Hepatitis B Vaccine


Please read and sign:

Tell Congress We Need More Birth Centers

"According to new U.N. data, maternal mortality in the U.S. has worsened, falling from 41st to 50th in the world. In other words, women in the U.S. face a greater risk of maternal death than women in 49 other countries. We spend more than twice as much as other developed countries at a cost of $98 billion in hospital care. For the 13th consecutive year U.S. c-section rates have risen - 32.9% in 2009 and still rising. We need not tell you about the growing number of premature, low birth weight babies.

Birth Centers are changing America.

We are changing this picture one baby step at a time. Birth Centers need financial assistance to maintain their stability in our system and we need to grow in number if we are going to make a significant difference for pregnant women and their families.

It continues to amaze us that in the 21st Century our federal government can spend money on international space stations, billions of dollars to bail out banks and other businesses, but do little or nothing to change the way we deliver maternity care.

The first step to get our proposed legislation passed is consumer action. The proposed legislation provides grants to birth centers for programs and services as well as grants for construction and development.

The strength of our democracy and the strength of Birth Centers depend on you getting involved and engaging your friends.

Sign-on to the letter today."

Please follow link to read more and sign petition.

Friday, October 21, 2011


I'm really starting to like these guys!!!

"The owners and operators at Freedom Hosting are openly supporting child pornography and enabling pedophiles to view innocent children, fueling their issues and putting children at risk of abduction, molestation, rape and death," the message said. "For this, Freedom Hosting has been declared #OpDarknet Enemy Number One. By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 4......0+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date containing more than 100 GB of child pornography. We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting's server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography."

The statement added a demand to Freedom Hosting and other Web servers hosting child pornography.

"Remove all child pornography content from your servers. Refuse to provide hosting services to any website dealing with child pornography. This statement is not just aimed at Freedom Hosting,..."

Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites, Leak Users' Names


The placenta sacrifices itself to keep baby healthy while humans sacrifice the well-being of other creatures to "discover" what should be obvious to any human being that can FEEL the truth and who has a connection to its own knowing.

What has happened to humanity that it would knowingly subject an innocent creature to starvation under the name of "science?"

"In a new study, soon to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers observed pregnant mice under starvation circumstances. The mice’s placentas automatically switched into gear, breaking down their own tissues in order to continue providing a steady supply of nutrients to the fetus within and protecting its developing hypothalamus. The placenta’s skill in protecting the fetus went even further than providing continued nutrition: As Corbyn explains, the placenta was also able to protect the mouse fetuses from potential genetic damage (which would have permanent effects on the hypothalamus) during the starvation period.

The experiment wouldn’t be easy to reproduce in humans (for obvious ethical reasons)..."

The placenta sacrifices itself to keep baby healthy in case of starvation, research shows

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


‘No Food Rights’ Judge quits to work for Monsanto law firm

The same judge who recently ruled that Americans do not have a right to produce and consume the foods of their choice has resigned from the Bench so he can join one of Monsanto's law firms. Utterly and completely disgusting, but not at all surprising. The whole American system is an embarrassing and dangerous farce.

These were his words:

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”

Is Your Choice Of Food A Fundamental Right?

Judge Quits to Work for Monsanto Law Firm


"I could feel another contraction building, and felt the need to move quickly, so I did. With P on my heels fanning me vigorously, I zoomed down the hall into the kitchen and back, several times and to my surprise, found it to be completely manageable. After a few “runs” I began to feel like a mama panther. I paced my house back and forth huffing, growling and tossing my head, eyes dilated and sightless. At times I almost broke into a run even..when appropriate.

I imagined myself hiking naked under the moon, in the cold December night air. It sounded so amazing, and the absolute most appropriate thing to do. I told P this and headed for the front door. He gently steered me away and back down the hall. I complained and tried to argue, but in the back of my mind knew that it probably wasn’t a good idea, us living in a suburban neighborhood and all, a naked woman in labor might prompt my neighbors to call enforcements of some kind, which I agreed would be annoying and disruptive..."

Overcoming Fear to Experience Raw Power: A Breech Home Birth Story


Episiotomy is a form a extreme sexual violence. Please look at the information below to learn the truth about this ritual sexual abuse happening in hospitals.

"...All this evidence shows that, compared with a natural tear, episiotomy results in more bleeding, more pain, more permanent vaginal deformity, more temporary, and longlasting difficulty with sexual intercourse. Further, the main benefits claimed by proponents of episiotomy—prevention of third-degree tears, prevention of long-term damage to the pelvic floor, and protection of the baby from the adverse consequences of an extended second stage of labour—are not supported by the evidence.

Despite the evidence, widespread use of episiotomy continues. In US hospitals “rates for primiparous women in excess of 80% are commonplace”.4 Episiotomy rates for all births in Eastern Europe are essentially 100%.5 On the other hand, the national episiotomy rate for the Netherlands is 8%, and the rate for planned out-of-hospital births (home or birth centre) managed by midwives in the USA is between 4% and 20%.5..."

The Dangers of Episiotomy

"The major argument for episiotomy is that it "protects the perineum from injury," a protection accomplished by slicing through perineal skin, connective tissue, and muscle. Obstetricians presume spontaneous tears do worse damage, but now that researchers have gotten around to looking, every study has found that deep tears are almost exclusively extensions of episiotomies. This makes sense, because as anyone who has tried to tear cloth knows, intact material is extremely resistant until you snip it. Then it rips easily.

By preventing overstretching of the pelvic floor muscles, episiotomies are also supposed to prevent pelvic floor relaxation. Pelvic floor relaxation causes sexual disatisfaction after childbirth (the concern was the male partner, of course, hence, the once-popular "husband's knot," an extra tightening during suturing that made many women's sex lives a permanent misery), urinary incontinence, and uterine prolapse. But older women currently having repair surgery for incontinence and prolapse all had generous episiotomies. In any case, episiotomy is not done until the head is almost ready to be born. By then, the pelvic floor muscles are already fully distended. Nor has anyone ever explained how cutting a muscle and stitching it back together preserves its strength.

Perhaps the most absurd rationale of all is brain damage from the fetal head's "pounding on the perineum." A woman's perineum is soft, elastic tissue, not concrete. No one has ever shown that an episiotomy protects fetal neurologic well-being, not even in the tiniest, most vulnerable preterm infants, let alone a healthy, term newborn (Lobb, Duthie, and Cooke 1986; The 1990, both abstracted below)..."

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

"...episiotomy adds nearly 3 cm to perineal lacerations. Tear length was highly associated with the degree of tear (R = 0.86, R2 = 0.73) and the risk of recognized anal sphincter disruption. None of 35 patients without an episiotomy had a recognized anal sphincter disruption, but 6 of 27 patients with an episiotomy did (P < .001). Body mass index was the only maternal or fetal variable that showed even a slight correlation with laceration length (R = 0.30, P = .04). Conclusion: Episiotomy is the overriding determinant of perineal laceration length and recognized anal sphincter disruption." Episiotomy vs. Tearing

The Dangers of Episiotomy
Female Circumcision and Episiotomy are BOTH Mutilation!
It isn't just a bit 'sore'

According to J Int Med Res. 1987 Mar-Apr;15(2):89-95, 'Pain after episiotomy is severe in many patients.'

According to : East Afr Med J. 2003 Jul;80(7):351-6, complications included asymmetry (32.9%), infection (23.7%), partial dehiscence (14.5%), skin tags (7.9%), haemorrhage (5.3%) and extension of the incision (1.3%).

According to J Adv Nurs. 2003 Aug;43(4):384-94, 'There were significantly higher scores for overall incidence and severity of pain on first day, and pain incidence and severity at 1 week in the episiotomy group. Significantly fewer women in the episiotomy group were able to do chores and to sit/stand up comfortably in the first postpartum week.'

According to Obstet Gynecol. 1999 May;93(5 Pt 2):800-2, 'In the past 2 years, we treated three women with fourth-degree lacerations or episiotomy infections presenting with persistent pain and drainage not responding to standard treatment. CASES: These women were referred for evaluation 5 weeks, 3.5 months, and 2 years postpartum. After diagnosing fistula-in-ano, we treated them with fistulotomy and curettage.'

According to Prof Care Mother Child. 1994 May;4(4):100-4, Episiotomy is one of the commonest surgical procedures in the UK. Many women suffer pain for several days sometimes weeks afterwards and dyspareunia may be a problem.

In Anaesth Intensive Care. 1984 May;12(2):137-9, the authors discuss using pethidene in an epidural drip for pain relief of episiotomy, so clearly they understand the severe nature of the pain.

'Epidural pethidine was compared with epidural saline for relief of pain from episiotomy wounds. Pethidine 25 mg administered by the lumbar epidural route produced significant analgesia.'
Tumours at the Episiotomy Site

According to Reprod Med. 2007 May;52(5):456-7, two women developed 'painful, traumatic neuroma' at the site of their episiotomy. These are cancerous tumours.
The authors state:
'It is extremely difficult to address the extent of the problem in vulvar pain syndromes.'

Tumours caused by episiotomy are also mentioned in Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1996 Oct;56(10):566-8.
Damaging of the Pelvic Floor

According to Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Apr;103(4):669-73, 519 first time mothers were enrolled in the study. Of these, 254 women had episiotomies and the other 265 women had either an intact perineum or a natural tear.

'perineal pain was significantly higher in the episiotomy group and is associated with a lower pelvic floor muscle strength compared with spontaneous perineal lacerations and with more dyspareunia and perineal pain.'
Impact On Mother And Baby Bonding

According to J Adv Nurs. 2003 Aug;43(4):384-94, 'Mean time from delivery to maternal rest and time taken to bond with the infant were significantly longer in the episiotomy group. Episiotomy should not be used unless indicated. Measures should be taken to avoid perineal trauma during labour, establish bonding between mother and infant as soon as possible, and minimize perineal discomfort after delivery.'
Impact On Sexual Relationship

According to Rev Enferm. 2001 Jun;24(6):461-3, episiotomies and their size have a direct relation to the amount of time after childbirth that a woman abstains from intercourse. 'its purpose was to discover the differences among episiotomies, large, small and with tears, and their effects during puerperium, in order to make professionals aware of the importance of pain and the consequences of a episiotomy. 82% of the women contacted by telephone responded to this questionnaire. 74.4% of these patients had undergone a right mediolateral episiotomy; 12.2% of these patients had undergone a left mediolateral episiotomy. The delay in starting to have sexual relations was significant among those women who underwent a large episiotomy.'
Tears in the Rectum and Vagina Caused By Episiotomy

According to Birth. 1999 Mar;26(1):11-7, The full extent of genital tract trauma in spontaneous births is not well documented. The purpose of this study was to describe the range and extent of childbirth trauma and related postnatal pain.
Eighty-five percent of all women experienced some form of trauma, with first- or second-degree perineal lacerations occurring in two-thirds of women and outer vaginal tears occurring in one-half. Tears to the rectum and vaginal vault were more common with episiotomy.

According to Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol. 1997;201 Suppl 1:55-62, 'Many benefits claimed for episiotomy are not sufficiently proven. In recent literature, some of them are questioned and some have been disproven. 2. Episiotomy, especially median episiotomy, has a higher risk of third-degree lacerations. Mediolateral episiotomy is more often followed by postpartum pain and impaired wound-healing. 3. Typical, albeit rare complications of episiotomy and third-degree lacerations are incontinence for stool and flatus, and-very seldom-fistula formation.'
Skin Lesions and Long Term Bleeding

According to Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1995 May;74(5):361-6, 'We describe a number of patients with persistent symptoms of vaginal discharge and discomfort, dyspareunia and postcoital bleeding. They presented 2-4 months following delivery with episiotomy. In these patients, the symptoms were associated with localised granulation tissue polyps, on the episiotomy site.'
Pain, Painful Intercourse , Narrowing of the Vagina and Disfigurement

According to Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1983 Oct;43(10):625-8, In 413 women following normal spontaneous delivery the short and long term complaints due to the episiotomy were studied. Every fifth woman found the cutting of the episiotomy painful. Episiotomies done by specialist's or chief residents were found to be less-painful. The suturing of the episiotomy was found to be painful by 4 of 10 women. The more experienced the surgeon the less was the pain. Only every tenth woman had no pain in the episiotomy immediately post-partum independent of the experience of the obstetrician. Medilateral episiotoma were twice as often very painful (21%) as median episiotomies (11%). Every fifth woman had pain in the perineum for more than one month. A third of these women had more pain with sexual intercourse than prior to delivery. Every tenth woman had infections in the episiotomy, half of these required treatment. Following medio-lateral episiotomy there were twice as many complication with the episiotomy than following median-episiotomy. Every fifth woman though that her vagina and perineum was disfigured by the episiotomy scar. This impression was independent of the type of episiotomy and of the experience of the obstetrician. More dyspareunia than prior to delivery was reported by twice as many primipara (20%) as multipara (11%). 18% of the women reported that the vaginal introitus appeared to be narrower than prior to the delivery.
Episiotomy and Haemorrhage

According to American Family Physician® > Vol. 75/No. 6 (March 15, 2007), 'Risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage include episiotomy...Strategies for minimizing the effects of postpartum hemorrhage include identifying and correcting anemia before delivery, being aware of the mother's beliefs about blood transfusions, and eliminating routine episiotomy.'

Performing an episiotomy can cut through blood vessels and cause the mother to bleed uncontrollably. I (Joanna Karpasea-Jones) recently saw a case on TV where a husband nearly lost his wife when she started haemorrhaging from an episiotomy wound.
Severe Infections And Death

According to Tacker and Banta, 1983, wound infections from episiotomy amounted to 3% of women studied.

Very severe, life threatening infections called Necrotizing Fascilitis and Clostridial Myonecrosis can occur after episiotomy and these can deform women, because they are flesh eating bacteria, or even kill.

Between 1969 and 1976 they caused a staggering 27% of maternal deaths in California, USA (Ewing, Smale and Eliot, 1979).

There were also nine other cases between 1977 and 1986 in which seven women died and another two required numerous surgeries to fix episiotomy complications.

All of the seven women who died had had normal labours with no complications - in effect, their episiotomies killed them. (Obstetric Myths VS Realities: A Guide To The Medical Literature', by Henci Goer, Greenwood Publishing Group).
"Outcomes with Episiotomy Can be Considered Worse"

Outcomes of Routine Episiotomy

A Systematic Review

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD; Meera Viswanathan, PhD; Rachel Palmieri, BS; Gerald Gartlehner, MD, MPH; John Thorp, Jr, MD; Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD

JAMA. 2005;293:2141-2148.

Context Episiotomy at the time of vaginal birth is common. Practice patterns vary widely, as do professional opinions about maternal risks and benefits associated with routine use.

Objective To systematically review the best evidence available about maternal outcomes of routine vs restrictive use of episiotomy.

Evidence Acquisition We searched MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Collaboration resources and performed a hand search for English-language articles from 1950 to 2004. We included randomized controlled trials of routine episiotomy or type of episiotomy that assessed outcomes in the first 3 postpartum months, along with trials and prospective studies that assessed longer-term outcomes. Twenty-six of 986 screened articles provided relevant data. We entered data into abstraction forms and conducted a second review for accuracy. Each article was also scored for research quality.

Evidence Synthesis Fair to good evidence from clinical trials suggests that immediate maternal outcomes of routine episiotomy, including severity of perineal laceration, pain, and pain medication use, are not better than those with restrictive use. Evidence is insufficient to provide guidance on choice of midline vs mediolateral episiotomy. Evidence regarding long-term sequelae is fair to poor. Incontinence and pelvic floor outcomes have not been followed up into the age range in which women are most likely to have sequelae. With this caveat, relevant studies are consistent in demonstrating no benefit from episiotomy for prevention of fecal and urinary incontinence or pelvic floor relaxation. Likewise, no evidence suggests that episiotomy reduces impaired sexual function—pain with intercourse was more common among women with episiotomy.

Conclusions Evidence does not support maternal benefits traditionally ascribed to routine episiotomy. In fact, outcomes with episiotomy can be considered worse since some proportion of women who would have had lesser injury instead had a surgical incision.

Source: JAMA. 2005;293:2141-2148
Episiotomy INCREASES the Risk of Tearing

OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between midline episiotomy and the risk of third- and fourth-degree lacerations during operative vaginal delivery with either vacuum extractor or forceps. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study analyzed all operative vaginal deliveries at a university hospital in 1989 and 1990. Univariate analysis of the relationships between perineal lacerations and obstetric variables was performed. Stratified analysis using the relevant variables was used to calculate relative risk (RR) estimates. RESULTS: Episiotomy, birth weight, and whether the index birth was the first vaginal birth were associated with third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations. Stratified analysis demonstrated an RR of 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval of 1.7-3.5 for rectal injury with episiotomy, adjusting for parity and birth weight. CONCLUSION: Midline episiotomy is associated with an increased risk of third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations in operative vaginal deliveries.

Source: Helwig, J. T., J. M. Thorp and W. A. Bowes. 1993. "Does midline episiotomy increase the risk of third- and fourth-degree lacerations in operative vaginal deliveries?" Obstetrics & Gynecology 82:276-9.
Female Circumcision and Episiotomy: Both Mutilation?

Many women worldwide undergo some form of female circumcision. The practice of female circumcision is more common in communities with high poverty levels and is usually undertaken by unqualified practitioners. The practice is deemed harmful by many health professionals because of the health problems associated with it. Episiotomy is a surgical procedure which is common in western cultures. It is strongly linked to an increased use of technology. The practice has been promoted by the medical and midwifery professions because it is perceived to be beneficial for the woman and her baby. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that the routine use of episiotomy is unlikely to confer any advantage on the woman and overuse of the procedure leads to short- and long-term morbidity. In this article, the two procedures are critiqued from a rational, scientific standpoint and the reasons for the enduring popularity of both procedures are explored.

Source: British Journal of Midwifery 9(3): 137 - 142 (Mar 2001) -
Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation

In his ‘Sketches from The Lancet’ (April 24, p 1453)1 Peter Kandela describes how over 130 years ago The Lancet played a part in turning support away from one form of female genital mutilation in the UK—clitoridectomy. Hopefully, you can play a part in turning support away from another form of female genital mutilation which is widespread in the UK today—episiotomy.
After their review of scientific evidence, Thacker and Banta2 concluded that an episiotomy rate over 20% cannot be justified. On the basis of this and other evidence, WHO published the recommendation: “The systematic use of episiotomy is not justified. The protection of the perineum through alternative methods should be evaluated and adopted”.3 More recent research presents further evidence against frequent use of episiotomy.4
All this evidence shows that, compared with a natural tear, episiotomy results in more bleeding, more pain, more permanent vaginal deformity, more temporary, and longlasting difficulty with sexual intercourse. Further, the main benefits claimed by proponents of episiotomy—prevention of third-degree tears, prevention of long-term damage to the pelvic floor, and protection of the baby from the adverse consequences of an extended second stage of labour—are not supported by the evidence.
Despite the evidence, widespread use of episiotomy continues. In US hospitals “rates for primiparous women in excess of 80% are commonplace”.4 Episiotomy rates for all births in Eastern Europe are essentially 100%.5 On the other hand, the national episiotomy rate for the Netherlands is 8%, and the rate for planned out-of-hospital births (home or birth centre) managed by midwives in the USA is between 4% and 20%.5
Closing the gap between the evidence for and against episiotomy and the practice of episiotomy is as difficult and painful as closing the episiotomy wound. Can The Lancet once more help turn support away from female genital mutilation, in this case its modern form—episiotomy?

Source: The Lancet, Volume 353, Issue 9168, Pages 1977 - 1978, 5 June 1999 -
Midline versus mediolateral episiotomy: We Still Don't Know How Beneficial the Procedure Is

The first systematic review of this procedure was published in 1983.4 The evidence at that time—three studies with control groups and no randomised controlled trials—concluded that “little research has been done to test the benefit of the procedure, and no published study could be considered adequate in its design and execution to determine whether hypothesized benefits do in fact result.” The authors noted that the purported benefits of episiotomy, including prevention of third degree laceration, damage to the pelvic floor, and fetal injury (both mechanical and hypoxic), were plausible but unproved. However, they found that the risks of episiotomy, including the extension of the incision, unsatisfactory anatomical results, blood loss, pain, oedema, and infection, were serious.
A subsequent systematic review of the literature in 1995 found that episiotomies prevent anterior perineal lacerations (which result in minimal morbidity) but confer none of the other maternal or fetal benefits that are traditionally ascribed.5 The author argued that the incision substantially increased maternal blood loss, the average depth of posterior perineal injury, the risk of damage to the anal sphincter, the risk of improper healing of the perineal wound, and the amount of postpartum pain.

One of the greatest concerns is difficult to address in a randomised controlled trial: what is the relation, if any, between episiotomy and pelvic floor disorders later in life, especially urinary stress incontinence and relaxation of the pelvic floor? Although some obstetricians contend that episiotomy may help prevent these outcomes, there remains a need for epidemiological studies to examine this belief.

Source: BMJ. 2000 June 17; 320(7250): 1615–1616 -
VAN UK's Comment: Note here it says the benefit to the neonate is UNPROVEN, i.e. they don't even have any evidence that it helps the baby!
Pain Relief And Healing If You've Already Had Episiotomy

If it's too late to refuse an episiotomy and you're looking at this page because you've already had one and are in pain, here are a few tips to help you:

If you're in severe pain, you're not going mad, it really does happen to a lot of women - the medical profession just don't tell you.

For severe pain, you can ask the hospital for laser treatment to help you heal. Some hospitals do this as standard. My sister also had an episiotomy with her first child and she was given laser treatment afterwards. She felt okay and was up and walking and doing housework within a few days. I did not have laser treatment as it wasn't offered at my hospital and I was in severe, debilitating pain for two weeks and continuing less severe pain for two years. It has now been nearly 13 years since and I still have on and off pain from the scar. My sister doesn't. While this is anecdotal, it is worth knowing. Lots of ladies do have laser treatment to help them heal from episiotomy.

INSIST on stronger pain medication if you are in severe pain. I was given codeine eventually, which is a morphine based drug. Do not suffer in silence and DON'T take no for an answer, or accept paracetamol which won't do anything for severe pain.

If you are breast feeding, codeine is contra-indicated. However, you may be able to pump off the first part of the milk, which has the highest concentration of drug, before feeding your baby, or take it at the beginning of your baby's longest nap, such as before bedtime, so that it has a chance to extrete before he next feeds. If you are planning on doing something like this, do it in consultation with your doctor so as not to put your baby at risk.

You can also ask if there is an alternative stronger drug which may be suitable for use in breast feeding.

Natural Self-Help Measures

There are also other things you can do to help ease pain. These methods helped me:

1. Take Arnica 200 homeopathy. I used to be skeptical many years ago, until I accidently trapped my finger in a cupboard and ripped off my finger nail. I dragged around in pain for days and conventional meds did not help. Then I took Arnica and the pain was gone in half an hour.

2. Aconite homeopathy may also help you heal faster and get over any feelings of shock or violation.

3. Cold gel pads can be soothing and are available from various natural health outlets online (I won't advertise companies on here but if you're interested in this, email me and I can tell you where to purchase).

4. Warm baths. In the initial few days after birth, the bath was the only place I found relief.

5. When using the toilet you can pour a jug of warm water over yourself at the same time, as this eases the sting, or even go in the bath tub - it sounds horrible but if it works, who cares?

6. Some ladies have used TENS machines to ease their episiotomy pain. I haven't, so I can't say if it works, but it certainly did for labour, so you might wish to try that.

If anyone knows any tips that I haven't included here, email me and let me know, then I can add them on.
Joanna's Plea: I am still in pain and it has now been 15 years. If there are any alternative therapists who can offer suggestions to help me, I would appreciate it!"

The Dangers of Episiotomy

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Wanna know who is running world governments? Hint - the same people who are behind the creation of violent and traumatic hospital birth protocols! We'll talk more about that in another blog post. But for now, let's take a closer look into the world of the occult black magicians known as the Illuminati.

"Incredible and bizarre as it sounds, a Satanic cult, the Illuminati rules the world. George W. Bush is a member, as is much of the world's political and economic elite. (See "A Conspiracy Too Monstrous to Conceive" and "Rothschild Conducts Red Symphony" )

The Illuminati consist of the Jesuits and some of the world's richest families including the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the Windsors. While they pay lip service to religion, they worship Lucifer. Their agents control the world's media, education, business and politics. These agents may think they are only pursuing success, but success literally means serving the devil.

Prisoners of their wealth, the Illuminati prefer hatred and destruction to Love. Understandably, they can't go public with this. They pretend to be moral while working behind the scenes to degrade and enslave humanity in a "new world order."

Hiroshima, Dresden, Auschwitz, Cambodia and Rwanda were sacrifices to their god Lucifer. They are responsible for the two World Wars, the Depression and the Cold War. Sept. 11, the "War on Terror" and the Iraq War are their latest achievements.

We imagine they want unlimited power and wealth but these are by-products. The Illuminati is motivated by hatred of God and humanity...

The Luciferians portray their rebellion against God and nature as "progress and freedom." This permissiveness refers only to tearing down the Divine and natural order. In the initiation into the Seventh degree of Satanism, the adept swears, "Nothing is true and everything is permitted". In the Communist Manifesto, Marx said all religion and morals will be abolished and everything permitted.

The religion of modern western society, secular humanism, is Illuminism (Lucifer worship) in disguise. ( The purpose of Illuminism is to divorce humanity from the Divine Purpose and enshrine Lucifer (i.e. the Illuminati) in God`s place. Under the guise of a humanist utopia, they are constructing an Orwellian hell -- the New World Order, a.k.a. globalism.

The goal of globalism is the same as Communism. The world`s elite masks their Luciferianism in new age paganism and Gaia worship. The Lucifer Trust runs the only chapel at the United Nations and the only statue in the UN building is the pagan god Zeus..."

The Conspiracy Is Against God - Ask God What to Do