Wednesday, 29 October 2008 09:38
"Birth today has become a technological experience where a natural process has been replaced with artificial procedures and schedules. Without the necessary support during pregnancy, women enter the birth process with fear and are led to rely on drugs instead of their bodies’ own natural strengths. These drugs weaken her body’s ability to function and lead to even further interventions.
The more interventions used in birth, the greater the risk of injury to both the mother and baby.
One such increased intervention is c-sections. During this surgical procedure, most women experience a great tugging sensation as the doctor is pulling on the baby. The struggle and pulling used to extract a baby out from the mother’s small incision is often not seen by the parents.
This surgical procedure is becoming more common and therefore more accepted today. Mothers have been erroneously convinced that this procedure could actually be better than a natural process! Unfortunately, they are not aware of the dangers and resulting injuries associated with them.
Medical research on birth trauma tells us that, “Forceful pulling on the baby’s neck particularly when combined with stretching of the spine… has been considered the most important cause of infant spinal and brain stem injury.”
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed startling data. It reports that difficult labor itself and the method of delivery may lead to brain injuries and deaths in babies."