PREGNANT WOMEN: MDs are senselessly closing birth canals up to 30% by using semisitting and dorsal delivery. You can help prevent an episiotomy - protect your VAGINA - by helping to protect your baby's brain... It's EASY to allow your birth canal to OPEN the "extra" up to 30% - but see the WARNING below... LADIES: If you've already given birth - if you gave birth on your back or butt and your baby was paralyzed or otherwise harmed - I'm hoping you will contact a successful birth trauma attorney like Kathleen Zellner (see the very end of this post). MDs ARE PARALYZING BABIES: WILL DR. NATH HELP **PREVENT** THAT WHICH HE TREATS? "The majority of children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries have risk factors for a difficult delivery such as large size, use of forceps or vacuum, and shoulder dystocia." --Rahul K. Nath, MD http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/injury/children.asp OPEN LETTER (archived for global access at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2291) Rahul K. Nath, MD 1102 Bates St., Suite 950 Feigin Center Houston, TX 77030 Phone 832-824-3193 Fax 832-825-3114 [email protected] Rahul, MDs have "an ethical obligation to prevent harm." --Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH http://www.ama- assn.org/ama/pub/category/4382.html Since you list "difficult delivery" risk factors for obstetric brachial plexus injuries ("large size, use of forceps or vacuum, and shoulder dystocia")... Since it is "established obstetric teaching that a narrow pelvic outlet predisposes to a difficult vaginal delivery..." --Dr. Andrea Froschauer-Frudinger et al. [Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2002;109(11):1207-12] Difficult deliveries caused by obstetricians senselessly narrowing pelvic outlets (see the postscript) are likely causing some obstetric brachial plexus injuries. Please meet your ethical obligation to prevent that which you treat. Thanks for reading, Sincerely, Todd Dr. Gastaldo [email protected] PS Rahul, this is not the first time I've written to you about MD-obstetricians committing obstetric crime that is sending you tiny surgery patients. Since you and your physician colleagues aren't helping to stop MD-obstetricians from senselessly closing birth canals, I am hoping shoulder dystocia/Erb's ATTORNEYS (or DAs) will stop the massive obstetric crime, as in the following Open Letter to Attorney Kathleen Zellner... ATTY KATHLEEN ZELLNER'S BIRTH TRAUMA JACKPOTS! Example: "$3,000,000...for a brachial plexus injury that occurred at birth resulting in partial paralysis of her right hand and arm." http://www.kathleentzellner.com/verdicts.html OPEN LETTER (archived for global access at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-list/message/2290) Kathleen T. Zellner, JD 1717 North Naper Boulevard Suite 203 Naperville, Illinois 60563 [email protected] Kathy, I think your birth trauma jackpots would SKYROCKET if you started telling juries that MDs are senselessly closing birth canals up to 30%. Since MDs won't stop of their own accord... Since DAs are dragging their feet... See FBI: AMA 'pedo-priests': Will DA Cooley prosecute? http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2289 WHY NOT A CLASS ACTION? Maybe you could stop the grisly mass obstetric travesty with a class action lawsuit. At the very least, you could add "Birth on back or butt - dorsal or semisitting" to your brachial plexus injury risk factors... http://www.kathleentzellner.com/brachial.html Thanks for reading, Sincerely, Todd Ds. Gastaldo [email protected] ATTENTION SHOULDER DYSTOCIA ATTORNEYS at http://www.shoulder-dystocia- attorneys.com/html/contact.html and The Erb's Palsey Lawyers Network via http://www.erbspalsy.com/contactUs.htm Why won't shoulder dystocia attorneys tell juries that MDs are knowingly closing birth canals up to 30%? Does anyone know ONE shoulder dystocia attorney who is doing this? It's a "slam-dunk" case: MDs are admitting ON VIDEO that they are routinely closing birth canals! The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ACOG shoulder dystocia training video purports to show MDs how to OPEN birth canals when shoulders get stuck - which of course means that MDs are knowingly CLOSING birth canals! One doesn't need to know any biomechanics to figure this out! For the kicker, though, one needs some simple biomechanics: The ACOG method of opening the birth canal actually keeps it closed! See IMPROPER McRoberts can save tiny lives and tiny limbs... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/1308 Why won't shoulder dystocia attorneys tell juries that MDs are knowingly closing birth canals up to 30%? FURTHER PROOF (that MDs know they are closing birth canals)... The simple biomechanics are openly stated by British National Health Service/NHS West Midlands Perinatal Institute/WMPI/Jason Gardosi, MD, Director who writes of the semirecumbent delivery position (semisitting): "...the weight of the mother is in part taken on the sacrum which is therefore pushed upwards, thus decreasing the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvic outlet..." http://www.wmpi.net/reviews/oe/oe_shoulder_dystocia.htm MDs and MBs: If you must push or pull - and sometimes you must - first get the woman off her sacrum! I copied this info to SHOULDER DYSTOCIA ATTORNEYS via: http://www.shoulder-dystocia- attorneys.com/html/contact.html See Shoulder dystocia tomfoolery: Attorneys could stop it... http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2276 No answer yet. How can birth trauma attorneys have better things to do than tell juries that MDs are closing birth canals? One of the most prominent birth trauma attorneys in the nation (Weisbrod; not and MD) did NOTHING when I informed of a key error in a textbook chapter he co-authored... Well, Atty Weisbrod did SOMETHING - he wrote and blamed his MD-attorney partner (Nocon) for the obvious mistake! See Blame, Attorney Weisbrod and the 'God within' (our courts of law)... http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/1531 MD-attorney Nocon has said nothing... See James Nocon, MD, JD (Also: Dateline NBC: Marsden Wagner, MD v. ACOG (Sunday, Sept. 16)... http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/1291 SHOULDER DYSTOCIA ATTORNEYS PLEASE start telling juries that MDs should not pull on babies' head when their shoulders are stuck in birth canals senselessly being closed up to 30%. Thanks, Sincerely, Todd Dt. Gastaldo [email protected] PS My thanks to Marie, PBS and a fine chap for stimulating me to write this post. >>>>END Gastaldo's Open Letter to Attorney Kathleen Zellner OBSTETRIC SPINAL MANIPULATION CRIME In addition to routinely closing birth canals up to 30%, MDs often GRUESOMELY manipulate babies' spines (push with oxytocin; pull with forceps/vacuums) with the birth canal senselessly closed up to 30%. An estimated six babies per day DIE from vacuum-assisted spinal manipulation alone - with birth canals senselessly closed up to 30%. See again: How NOT to do McRoberts maneuver... http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2258 As indicated above, MD-obstetricians are slashing vaginas en masse (euphemism "routine episiotomy") - surgically/FRAUDULENTLY inferring that everything possible has been done to OPEN the birth canal - even as they CLOSE the birth canal! DELIBERATE TEARS IN VAGINAS... Michael C. Klein, MD writes: "[E]pisiotomy is a deliberate second degree tear." [Birth. Letter. 2002;29(1):74] Some MDs are still claiming (fraudulently) that their episiotomies are *preventing* severe tears clear to the anus when in fact MDs are CAUSING severe tears clear to the anus! In 1990 the National Institutes of Health researched the issue and found that deliberate tears by MDs (episiotomies) cause fifty times MORE severe tears (tears clear to the anus) relative to leaving the vagina alone.[Shiono et al. Obstet Gynecol 1990;75(5):765-70. In Klein et al. Online J Curr Clin Trials (Jul1)1992, Doc. No. 10] "The most common diagnosis for hospitalization among all women is trauma to perineum due to childbirth." http://www.ahcpr.gov/data/hcup/factbk3/factbk3.htm MDs are deliberately/senselessly traumatizing perinea - and calling it "childbirth." (!) This is not childbirth! This is MEDICAL birth - obvious criminal activity... MDs are not only hospitalizing women DURING birth - they are using birth to hospitalize women AFTER birth! This is MASSIVE health fraud! PREGNANT WOMEN: To offer your baby the up to 30% "extra" - simply roll onto your side as you push your baby out! There are LOTS of "alternative" delivery positions that allow the birth canal to open maximally - kneeling, hands-and-knees, squatting, standing, etec. Talk to your MD or CNMwife NOW - before your delivery! WARNING: Some MDs and CNMwives may still close your birth canal (!), as in, "[M]ost doctors and [nurse] midwives are accustomed to the semisitting position...[T]hey may be willing to let you try other positions, if you ask...[But]...as you get close to delivery...[they] may ask you to move to [semisitting]..." [Simkin, P, Whalley J, Keppler, A. Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (Expanded and updated). Meadowbrook Press: Minnetonka, MN (dist. by Simon and Schuster). 2001:201] 4.6% of "healthy" term babies are born with unexplained brain bleeds! And up to 3% of cephalic vaginal deliveries suffer shoulder dystocia! http://www.imfm.net/mfmtext/shoulder/index.htm LADIES: If your baby's shoulders get stuck inside you, do NOT let the MD pull with you on your back/butt, closing your birth canal. You should not have been on your back/butt closing your birth canal in the first place! Talk to your MD or CNMwife about this today - BEFORE your birth. It's sort of a chiropractic emergency. Please help stop MDs from closing birth canals. Please share this info with as many pregnant women as possible. B ACK TO RAHUL NATH, MD... Rahul, I think it is WONDERFUL that surgery offers hope in obstetric brachial plexus injuries. But basically you are charging money to pull drowning babies (Erb's cases) out of the river all the while ignoring the fact that MD-obstetricians are pushing babies off a cliff (dorsal and semisitting deliveries) not so far upstream. Please explicitly inform women who bring their babies to you that MD-obstetricians have no business putting women on their backs/butts at delivery. Please explicitly inform them that if they gave birth on their back/butt (semisitting or dorsal) the MD-obstetrician closed their birth canal up to 30%. Please consider helping women of injured babies get compensated via a class action lawsuit. I'm hoping that Attorney Kathleen Zellner (see above) will organize a class action and finally stop the grisly obstetric travesty. I'll copy her this letter at [email protected] I am also hoping for criminal prosecution of MDs by LA County DA Steve Cooley and his deputy DA Bill Hodgman. See again: FBI: AMA 'pedo-priests': Will DA Cooley prosecute? http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2289 In regard to this latter matter - criminal prosecution - I am favor of pardons in advance for MDs. MDs are just academic prime cuts forced through this culture's most powerful mental meatgrinder - medical school. MDs should be pardoned so that they can keep doing their valid medical work in order to earn the money to pay the inevitable civil damages. Again Rahul, Thanks for reading, Sincerely, Todd Du. Gastaldo [email protected] Copied to: Attorney Kathleen Zellner [email protected] As noted above, this Open Letter will be archived for global access at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2291 Within 24 hours it will be in the Google groups archive. Search http://groups.google.com for "MDs paralyzing babies; Dr. Nath to help PREVENT Erb's palsy?"