PREGNANT WOMEN: Obstetricians are closing birth canals up to 30%. It's EASY to allow your birth canal to OPEN the "extra" up to 30%. See the very end of this post. BPI: SILENT DR. NATH Allison Steigerwalt writes: "It seems that many of Dr Nath's patients are from NY, NJ, and PA. Makes one wonder where these ob's are getting their training on how to handle shoulder dystocia?" http://lists.- topica.com/lists/erbs/read/message.html?mid=808739528 DR. NATH'S OBSTETRICIAN PEERS ARE KNOWINGLY CLOSING BIRTH CANALS UP TO 30%. (See ACOG birth crime video evidence, URL below.) DS. NATH'S OBSTETRICIAN PEERS ARE **KEEPING** BIRTH CANALS CLOSED WHEN BABIES' SHOULDERS GET STUCK. DT. NATH'S OBSTETRICIAN PEERS ARE PARALYZING BABIES - SENDING HIM BPI BUSINESS. DU. NATH IS SILENT. DV. NATH'S SILENCE PERPETUATES CHILD ABUSE. DW. NATH'S SILENCE *IS* CHILD ABUSE. (See the end of this post.) TO MOTHERS OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURED BABIES... DX. Nath is a FINE BPI surgeon - probably the finest in America (see below)... ...but Dr. Nath should be informing you of the following - especially if you are suing your OB... If you gave birth on your back or on your butt (dorsal or semisitting) the OB closed your birth canal up to 30%. If your baby experienced shoulder dystocia, it is possible - even probable - that your OB KEPT your birth canal closed up to 30% **with more force**. See "the kicker" below... FACT: Obstetricians are KNOWINGLY closing birth canals up to 30%. The simple CLOSING ("decreasing diameter") 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 In ACOG's Shoulder Dystocia Drill video, American MDs purport to tell each other how to allow birth canals to open maximally when shoulders get stuck - which means MDs know they are CLOSING birth canals most of the time. THE KICKER... ACOG's method of allowing the birth canal to open actually keeps it closed! See ACOG birth crime video evidence http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2300 The obvious crime is also indirectly admitted in The Merck Manual: "When shoulder dystocia occurs...the mother's thighs are hyperflexed to increase the diameter of the pelvic outlet..." http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section18- /chapter253/253g.jsp I recently wrote to Merck: ATTENTION MERCK MANUAL EDITORS Robert Berkow, MD and Mark H. Beers, MD... Arrrggghhhh! Sorry to get E-motional but... Why don't MDs increase the diameter of the pelvic outlet BEFORE baby's shoulders get stuck? Why are MDs violently PUSHING on tiny spines (with Cytotec, oxytocin, PGE2) and gruesomely PULLING on tiny spines (with hands, forceps, vacuums) - with birth canals senselessly closed up to 30%? Sometimes MDs pull so hard they rip spinal nerves out of tiny spinal cords! ALL spinal manipulation is gruesome with the birth canal senselessly closed up to 30%! Back when I notified you of this grisly birth gaff in 1999... See 1999 Merck Manual/Homebirth/Brain bleeds/Scoliosis http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/150 I erroneously thought MDs were rolling women off their sacra when hyperflexing the mother's thighs... GOOD vs. BAD McROBERTS MANEUVER HOW **NOT** TO DO McROBERTS MANEUVER... BAD ("proper") McRoberts maneuver (i.e., leaving the mother on her sacrum as her hips are flexed) gets the baby out because it helps the mother push better - but - unfortunately - it keeps the birth canal CLOSED. NOTE: I call BAD McRoberts "proper" McRoberts because the US Navy obstetrician Robert Gherman, MD said he was doing McRoberts "properly" as he radiated fetuses in a lame attempt to cover-up the obvious obstetric crime. See What is Erb's?/Dr. Hein on Erb's & Gherman/Erb's class action http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2349 GOOD ("improper") McRoberts maneuver gets the baby out because it too helps the mother push better but it ALSO rolls the mother off her sacrum thereby allowing the entering wedge - the baby - to OPEN the pelvic outlet maximally. GOOD ("improper") McRoberts maneuver is the obvious choice since it allows the baby to OPEN the pelvic outlet... Yet MDs are teaching themselves BAD ("proper") McRoberts maneuver! I say again: ACOG's method of allowing the birth canal to open actually keeps it closed! See ACOG birth crime video evidence http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2300 ACOG = American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists DY. NATH'S SILENCE IS PARTICULARLY GALLING BECAUSE... Rahul K. Nath, MD was PEER-NOMINATED as America's Top Doctor in Pediatric Brachial Plexus Management^^^ ^^^Crown Connelly Publishers survey http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/surgeon/index.asp DZ. Nath says on his website: "25,000 lives per year are affected by Brachial Plexus [Injury]...Most come to us for help." http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com DZ. Nath could inform MANY obstetricians and patients! But Dr. Nath is silent. WHY? I'll copy this email to Dr. Nath at: [email protected] Here is my previous Open Letter to Dr. Nath - yet unanswered. 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")... http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/injury/children.asp 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] [Since d]ifficult 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 DZ. Gastaldo [email protected] I'll copy this email to to birth trauma attorney Kathleen T. Zellner, JD via [email protected] Here is my previous Open Letter to Attorney Kathleen - yet unanswered... ATTY KATHLEEN ZELLNER'S BIRTH TRAUMA JACKPOTS! "$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 DZ. Gastaldo [email protected] ALSO SILENT... Chicago birth injury attorney ANTHONY MANCINI Attorney Anthony says: "Cephalopelvic disproportion, the size and shape of the mother's pelvis is not adequate for the baby to be born vaginally.." http://www.mancinilaw.com/site/epage/13379_413.htm When Attorney Anthony posted to [email protected], I wrote "Anthony...Why not be the first birth injury attorney to tell the world that OBs are CAUSING cephalopelvic disproportion?" http://lists.topica.com/lists/erbs/read/mes- sage.html?mid=808724848 Attorney Anthony hasn't replied... ALSO SILENT... Meris Chang, PT, Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Georgetown University Hospital 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Room CG 12, Ground Floor, Bles Bldg Washington, DC 20008-2187 Meris Chang, PT - a health professional of 42 years - says she wants to help parents of brachial plexus injured parents... In response to news of an AP story about a Virginia program that pays the medical expenses of babies injured at birth... Meris wrote "It behooves us": "...It behooves all of us to be aware of Federal and local legislation that impacts on financing of services. It is essential to be pro-active and active politically. As a health professional of 42 years I know that legislation has changed the face of health care in this in this country for its citizens as much, if not more so.than scientific discoveries. This is especially true if you consider that legislation such as Medical Assistance, Medicare, Managed Care Health Insurance and the lack of a national health plan has affected all of us directly or indirectly." http://list- s.topica.com/lists/erbs/read/message.html?mid=808745586 Meris! It behooves us to get pro-active about the fact that OBs are closing birth canals! It behooves us to get that **Virginia program** pro-active about the fact that OBs are closing birth canals! That Virginia program is a boondoggle for birth-canal- closing obstetricians! I recently wrote: ATTENTION Virginia MD-obstetricians: You are unnecessarily harming babies and sending some to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission...You are unnecessarily draining money from the system to pay for your obvious negligence. AN OBSTETRICIAN BOONDOGGLE... Part of the "ad" for Virginia's no-fault birth injury program... "No Expensive & Time Consuming Court Case - Through this unique program, should a qualifying birth-injury occur, you would not face an expensive and possibly difficult court case. You also do not have to spend hours or days out of the office. Qualifying births are handled administratively through the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission....When you participate, you are entitled by law to a malpractice coverage credit from your insurance company. This credit varies by each insurance carrier, however, in many cases it covers most or all of the cost of participating in the Birth-Injury Program...As a no-fault program, qualifying events are not reported to the National Practitioner Database." http://www.vabirthinjury.com/obgyn_physicians2.htm MD-obstetricians: If you must push or pull - and sometimes you must - FIRST get women off their backs/butts. During delivery, women should not be made to close their birth canals up to 30%. Final note: One of the most important lessons learned at chiropractic college is when NOT to manipulate the spine. The most prolific spinal manipulators - MD-obstetricians - should NOT be manipulating tiny spines with birth canals closed. See Workers' Comp for birth injuries (in Trigon/Anthem country) http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2260 See also: Rule 302, Birth and Trigon/Anthem (Glasscock) - and ACOG's Willett LeHew, MD http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2252 In the birth industry - SILENCE *IS* GOLDEN - but only from the perspective of BPI surgeons and OBs - as OBs knowingly close birth canals and harm babies. LEGALLY, CLOSING THE BIRTH CANAL SHOULD BE REPORTED AS CHILD ABUSE Since failure to report child abuse perpetuates child abuse....failure to report child abuse is also a crime. DZ. Nath's silence constitutes child abuse. DZ. Nath does pediatric surgery so maybe that makes him a pediatrician... One pediatrician wrote in 1986: "What a terrible indictment...guilty of failing those for whom we have chosen to be advocates." [Finkel KC: The failure to report child abuse. AJDC, 1986;140:329-330] Yes - a terrible indictment - no prosecution yet - so the mass birth-canal-closing child abuse continues. I'll again cc my old roommate from UCLA, assistant DA Bill Hodgman and his boss LA County DA Steve Cooley via [email protected] On last note... To speed an end to the mass suffering of babies, 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. MDs can't simply stop their grisly massive obstetric crime - because stopping it would be tantamount to admitting it. Pardons in advance for MDs would allow them to keep doing their valid medical work to make money to pay the inevitable civil damages... Civil or criminal - attorneys could probably end the massive obstetric crime most quickly. Attorneys could save tiny lives and tiny limbs and PREVENT more vertebral subluxations than DCs will ever be able to adjust by hand. PREGNANT WOMEN: To allow your birth canals to open the "extra" up to 30%, all you have to do is roll onto your side as you push your baby out - or go to hands-and-knees, kneeling, kneeling on one knee, standing, squatting - virtually ANY delivery position will do the trick EXCEPT dorsal or semisitting - both of which close the birth canal. Talk to your obstetricians and CNMwives about this TODAY... WARNING: Some MDs and CNMwives will let you "try" an "alternative" delivery position but will move you back to semisitting or dorsal (close your birth canal!) for the actual delivery! See ACOG birth crime video evidence http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2300 Thanks for reading everyone. Sincerely, Todd DZ. 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