The Pink Kit


Todd Gastaldo

THE PINK KIT (see below)...

PREGNANT WOMEN: MDs and MBs (and many midwives - esp. CNMwives) are senselessly closing birth canals
up to 30%. The two most common delivery positions - semisitting and dorsal lithotomy - close the
birth canal up to 30%.

Worse, when babies' shoulders get stuck (SHOULDER DYSTOCIA) MDs and MBs are KEEPING birth canals
closed! See McRoberts maneuver discussion below.

LADIES: You can easily OPEN your birth canal the "extra" up to 30%. See below.


"Using [The Pink Kit] you will learn how to...create more room for your baby." --Common Knowledge

OPEN LETTER (archived for global access at:

Dear Common Knowledge Trust:

I skimmed your web site and saw no mention of the fact that standard woman-on-her-back delivery
positions (semisitting and dorsal) close the birth canal up to 30%.

Please make it abundantly clear to women that standard delivery positions close the birth canal
up to 30%.

Please tell women explicitly - right up front on your website that MDs are senselessly closing birth
canals and it is EASY for them to create more room for their babies - up to 30% more room.

Make this common knowledge on your website.

See PREGNANT WOMEN at the very end of this post....

My thanks to Mary on Erbscoollist for calling my attention to The Pink Kit.



Dr. Gastaldo [email protected]

PS1 Common Knowledge Trust writes:

"The Goals and Objectives of [the Common Knowledge Trust] are to encourage the diverse health
knowledge that comes from cultures worldwide...We are not seeking to blend modern health skills with
culturally diverse ones..."

I LIKE IT! Closing the birth canal is NOT a "modern health skill" that should be blended

PS2 I also liked these cool Pink Kit topics!

Pubic arch spread - 7 Movement of hips - 8 Important hip lift - 9 Sit bone spread - 10 Identifying
sacral movement - 11 Rocking the sacrum - 12 Important sacral manoeuvre - 13 Moving the tailbone -
14 Directed breathing into pelvis - 15

Common Knowledge Trust: PLEASE REMEMBER: Tell women right up front on your web page: The sacrum
CAN'T MOVE if the woman is sitting or lying on it (on her back.butt.bum)...

This info should be made common knowledge ASAP.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist's/ACOG's Shoulder Dystocia video purports to
tell MDs how to OPEN the birth canal when baby's shoulders get stuck - which obviously means that
MD-obstetricians know they are closing birth canals.

WORSE: The ACOG method for opening the birth canal when baby's shoulders get stuck (PROPER (bad)
McRoberts) - actually keeps the birth canal closed!

See IMPROPER McRoberts can save tiny lives and tiny limbs...

FURTHER PROOF (that MDs know they are closing birth canals)...

The British National Health Service/NHS West Midlands Perinatal Institute/WMPI (Jason Gardosi, MD,
Director) 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..."


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...

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!

BUT BEWARE: 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] 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!

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!

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.



Ds. Gastaldo [email protected]