Psychoanalyzing obstetricians

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Todd Gastaldo, Jun 4, 2004.

    Stoltland, MD, MPH Please see below.

    PREGNANT WOMEN: OBs and CNMwives are closing birth canals up
    to 30%. See PROOF below.

    For simple instructions on how to allow your birth canal to
    OPEN the "extra" up to 30%, see the very end of this post...

    Attention: Psychiatrist Nada L. Stotland, MD, MPH via Rush
    Medical College PSYCHIATRY RESIDENTS listed below.

    Interesting 1916 squatting quote from JAMA:

    "[T]he original obstetric chair [was] squatting." [Holmes,
    RW discussing Markoe JW. Posture in obstetrics. JAMA;

    Interesting 1944 squatting quote from PSYCHIATRIST EA
    Strecker, MD indirectly suggesting there may be psychiatric
    ramifications of our culture-wide loss of this fundamental
    human rest and delivery posture...

    "Are we not a crossroads in the path of our civilization
    when it would be well for us to emulate that tribe of Amazon
    River natives who, from time to time, interrupt their
    customary routine of activities and squat on the ground?
    Neither persuasion nor threat serves to move them until an
    alloted time has elapsed. They declare they are waiting for
    their 'souls to catch up with their bodies...'" [E.A.
    Strecker, MD. 1944 Presidential Address before the American
    Psychiatric Association. Am J Psychiatry. 1944;101:1-8]

    For further discussion of social squatting...

    See 'Science' vs Squatting? (Zhang et al. 2004)...


    "[E]pisiotomy, cesarean and other assisted delivery...are
    rampant. These interventions can be attributed to men's
    unconscious (and conscious) curiosity, jealousy, hostility,
    and helplessness about female reproduction, coupled with the
    fact that men have dominated the field of medicine for most
    of its history." --Nada L. Stotland, MD, MPH [Women's
    bodies, doctors' dynamics. J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn
    Psychiatry. 2004 Spring;32(1):181-91. PubMed abstract]


    Nada L. Stotland, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Psychiatry and
    Obstetrics/Gynecology Rush Medical College Chicago, IL via
    psychiatry residents listed below...


    WOMEN are manifesting "men's unconscious (and conscious)
    curiosity, jealousy, hostility, and helplessness about
    female reproduction." (!)

    WOMEN are helping to make unnecessary interventions
    "rampant"... (!)

    Male and female OBs are slicing vaginas en masse -
    surgically/fraudulently inferring they are doing everything
    possible to OPEN birth canals - even as they CLOSE birth
    canals - up to 30%.

    Male and female OBs are violently pushing (with oxytocin,
    Cytotec and PGE2) and gruesomely pulling (with hands,
    forceps, vacuums) - with birth canals senselessly closed
    up to 30%.

    Male and female OBs are sometimes pulling so hard they rip
    spinal nerves out of spinal cords!

    Male and female OBs routinely gruesomely wrenching
    babies' necks.

    ALL spinal manipulation is gruesome with the birth canal
    senselessly closed up to 30%.

    Male and female OBs are remaining silent about this rampant
    criminal negligence that sometimes escalates to criminally
    negligent homicide.

    Male and female OBs should stop - but they can't stop -
    because stopping the crime would be tantamount to
    admitting it.

    Male and female OBs are putting professional health above
    public health.

    Nada L. Stotland, MD, MPH: Please report this mass child
    abuse by male and female OBs...

    See Violence against women/Mark Lowry III, MD says 'Dr.'
    Gastaldo has a point...

    I am in favor of pardons in advance for MDs. MDs are just
    academic prime cuts forced through this culture's most
    powerful mental meatgrinder - medical school.

    Thanks for reading.



    Dr. Gastaldo [email protected]

    Sent to Psychiatrist Nada L. Stotland, MD via the following
    Rush Medical College psychiatry residents:

    [email protected] ;[email protected]
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    [email protected];[email protected] u; [email protected]u;Pamela_T_Vergara-
    [email protected];Joseph_C_Beck;Jasmin_U_Breitun-
    [email protected];[email protected];[email protected];
    [email protected]; [email protected]

    PS PROOF that OBs and CNMwives are routinely closing birth
    canals up to 30%...

    The fact that semisitting and dorsal close the birth canal
    is simple biomechanics.

    See Gastaldo TD. Letter. Birth 1992;19(4):230.

    Here's my source for the 30% figure...

    "[T]he outlet increases with moulding by approximately 20-30
    per cent." --Russell JGB. Moulding of the pelvic outlet. J
    Obstet Gynaec Brit Cwlth 1969;76:817-20.

    NOTE: In 1973, Ohlsen verified Russell's 20% figure on
    Borell and Fernstrom's 1957 intrapartum x-rays.
    Ohlsen pointed out that the authors of Williams
    Obstetrics were claiming that the pelvic diameters
    *don't change* during delivery (!) - so the authors
    of Williams Obstetrics decided (erroneously) that
    dorsal delivery widens!

    Interestingly, early last century, J. Whitridge Williams,
    MD, the original author of Williams Obstetrics demonstrated
    MASSIVE amounts of change in pelvic outlet diameter change
    at-term - and the just mentioned 1957 intrapartum x-ray
    study accorded with the average amount of pelvic outlet
    diameter change Williams found clinically...


    Jason Gardosi, MD, director of the British National Health
    Service/NHS West Midlands Perinatal Institute/WMPI states
    the grisly biomechanics 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..."

    The funny thing is, Jason Gardosi, MD also *recommends*
    semisitting (closing the birth canal) - or used to!

    "The second stage...You might want to remain in bed with
    your back propped up with pillows...As you push, try to let
    yourself 'open up' below..."

    NOTE: Jason Gardosi, MD and his fellow British OB pal
    Malcolm Griffiths once got me censored from an
    international OB/GYN listserv - but fortunately not
    before two of my posts were archived thereon:

    Anyone interested in some entertaining obstetric reading,
    check out Jason's 1989 Lancet "randomised controlled trial
    of squatting" - where nobody squatted...

    See Sarah Key's huge balls (also: Kids can SQUAT motionless
    for hours)...

    MORE PROOF According to the Merck Manual:

    "When shoulder dystocia occurs...the mother's thighs are
    hyperflexed to increase the diameter of the pelvic

    WHY are OBs and CNMwives (nurse midwives) waiting until the
    head is out and shoulders get stuck before giving the baby
    maximum pelvic outlet diameter?

    WHY are OBs and CNMwives forcing babies' heads through birth
    canals senselessly closed up to 30%?

    WHY are OBs and CNMwives KEEPING birth canals closed when
    babies' shoulders get stuck?

    (Merely hyperflexing the thighs does NOT get the woman off
    her sacrum. This is BAD McRoberts maneuver. ON A POSITIVE
    NOTE: Gardosi et al.'s WMPI site (quoted above) recommends a
    version of GOOD McRoberts if the shoulders get stuck...


    OBs and CNMwives are slicing vaginas (euphemism "routine
    episiotomy") - surgically/FRAUDULENTLY inferring everything
    possible is being done to OPEN birth canals - even as they
    CLOSE birth canals - up to 30%!

    See Criminal medical CAM at Hawai'i's John A Burns School of

    Sorry to be repetitive but...

    WEIRD: In 1993, the authors of Williams Obstetrics published
    the correct biomechanics at my request but they left in
    their text (in the same paragraph!) the "dorsal widens" bald
    lie that first called my attention to their text.

    The "dorsal widens" bald lie was created when Ohlsen
    informed the authors of Williams Obstetrics in 1973 that
    they were still claiming that the pelvic diameters *don't
    change* at delivery!

    ALSO WEIRD: Before Ohlsen stimulated their "dorsal widens"
    bald lie, the authors of Williams Obstetrics were ignoring
    Borell and Fernstrom's 1957 RADIOGRAPHIC demonstration that
    the diameters DO change - and this MANY years after (way
    back in 1911) J. Whitridge Williams, MD - the first author
    of Williams Obstetrics - clinically demonstrated 4cm of AP
    outlet diameter change!

    For details: See my Open Letter to FTC at:


    PREGNANT WOMEN: It is EASY for you to allow your birth canal
    to OPEN the "extra" up to 30%. Just roll onto your side as
    you push your baby out - or deliver on hands-and-knees,
    kneeling, standing, squatting, etc.

    BUT BEWARE: "Midwives...encourage...semisitting." (closing
    the birth canal!) --Yale CNMwifery Prof. Helen Varney.
    Varney's Midwifery. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. 4th
    ed. 2004:839]

    Some MDs and MBs will let you "try" "alternative" delivery
    positions but will move you back to dorsal or semisitting
    (close your birth canal!) as you push your baby out!

    If your baby's shoulders get stuck OBs and CNMwives will
    KEEP your birth canal closed!

    Yale CNMwifery Prof. Varney (just cited) writes:

    "In the event of...shoulder dystocia...the woman should be
    in a lithotomy position..." (p. 839)

    Lithotomy position keeps the birth canal closed! So does

    Talk to your CNMwife or MD or MB about this TODAY. (For
    further details see "Criminal medical CAM," URL above.)

    CNMwives/MDs/MBs: If you must push or pull - and sometimes
    you must - first get the woman off her sacrum - off her

    Thanks for reading everyone.



    Ds. Gastaldo [email protected]