Three WFC Council members to help babies?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Todd Gastaldo, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. PREGNANT WOMEN: Please forward this to your chiropractors - and to your MD-obstetricians...

    MD-obstetricians are senselessly closing birth canals up to 30% and gruesomely manipulating most
    babies' spines.

    It's EASY to allow your birth canal to OPEN the "extra" up to 30%. See below.

    WORLD FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC

    OPEN LETTER (archived for global access: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2273)

    Bruce Vaughan, DC ([email protected]) Council Member World Federation of Chiropractic/WFC

    Bruce,

    THANKS (again) for expressing appreciation for my thoughts. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2270

    Paul F. Carey, DC ([email protected]) acknowledged receipt of my thoughts too. See the forwarded
    post below.

    WFC Council member Chris Neethling, DC ([email protected]) also acknowledged receipt of my thoughts
    pejoratively...

    See: African chiropractors: Did Dr. Neethling receive 'rubbish'? http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2068

    Paul is now WFC president and you're WFC immediate-past-president.
    http://www.wfc.org/english/contact.asp

    And you're on WFC's Health-For-All Committee...

    All babies deserve maximal outlet area at delivery.

    Surely you three WFC Council members can finally get WFC involved in stopping MDs from closing
    birth canals.

    Maybe the other WFC personnel I'm copying will help get the ball rolling.

    Thanks,

    Sincerely,

    Todd

    Dr. Gastaldo [email protected]

    Copied to: Various WFC persons listed at http://www.wfc.org/english/contact.asp (except Rand Baird
    who has informed me in effect that WFC could not possibly ask WHO for help in stopping the obvious
    massive MD spinal manipulation crime).

    PS Again, you wrote: "Rabid Dogs in the East...does not pull any punches or hide the anger..."
    http://home.netvigator.com/~brusinc/the_book.htm

    It's time for all DCs to express some anger...

    MD-OBSTETRICIANS ARE **KNOWINGLY** CLOSING BIRTH CANALS UP TO 30%.

    SIMPLE PROOF...

    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... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/1308

    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..."
    http://www.wmpi.net/reviews/oe/oe_shoulder_dystocia.htm

    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/2258Todd PREGNANT WOMEN: To offer your baby the up to 30% "extra" - simply roll onto
    your side as you push your baby out! 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]...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]

    Bruce, 4.6% of "healthy" term babies are born with unexplained brain bleeds!

    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]

    Here is Paul's acknowledgement of receipt of my message to him almost two years ago...

    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dr. Paul F. Carey" <[email protected]> To: "Todd Gastaldo"
    <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 10:15 PM Subject: Re: Benjamin's birth (also:
    Ending 'chiropractic' manipulation by
    MDs)

    > Thank you for the message. PFC ----- Original Message ----- From: Todd Gastaldo
    > <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>;
    > <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>; <[email protected]> Sent:
    > Tuesday, April 23, 2002 2:21 PM Subject: Benjamin's birth (also: Ending 'chiropractic'
    > manipulation by
    MDt)
    >
    >
    > > Attention Paul Carey, DC (Haldeman et al.): Please see my Open Letter below.
    > >
    > > PREGNANT WOMEN: DeeDee Grant had to INSIST that she be able to birth
    > little
    > > Benjamin side-lying! She reports that after discussing the matter with
    > her
    > > doctor "like 3 or 4 times" during her pregnancy, her doctor asked her at
    > the
    > > delivery, "May I ask why?" as she told him she was turning onto her
    side.
    > > (!) See quote below.
    > >
    > > Side-lying is probably the easiest way to open your birth canal up to
    30%.
    > > But hands-and-knees, kneeling, crouching on one knee, standing (my wife stood from a squat) -
    > > LOTS of delivery positions are better than
    > semisitting
    > > and dorsal - both of which *close* the birth canal up to 30%...
    > >
    > > PLEASE... Talk to your MD about this NOW - before your delivery.
    > >
    > > Some mothers/subscribers to misc.kids.pregnancy have been discussing
    > finding
    > > competent practitioners of the spinal manipulation part of
    chiropractic...
    > >
    > > Tecia asked for my input...
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=20020422184118.18320.00005310%40m
    > > b-fp.aol.com
    > >
    > > I have no specific recommendations.
    > >
    > > BE ADVISED: The spinal manipulation part of chiropractic is NOT
    > risk-free -
    > > but adverse events appear to be "vanishingly rare," as in this quote
    from
    > > SAN DIEGO PHYSICIAN magazine...
    > >
    > > "Although high-velocity chiropractic adjustment has been associated with vertebral artery
    > > dissection, the best studies show this is vanishingly rare." --James S. Grisolia, MD [SAN DIEGO
    > > PHYSICIAN / January 2000]
    > >
    > > A chiropractor just recently adjusted my upper cervical spine using a high-velocity/low
    > > amplitude technique. HUGE audible release (as usual).
    > I
    > > always feel better after such spinal adjustments.
    > >
    > > NOTE: Not all DCs use high-velocity/low amplitude adjusting - some use
    > low
    > > force techniques that usually don't involve any audible releases in the spine.
    > >
    > > I mention adjustment of adults here - because MKP moms are talking about it - and to underscore
    > > a key difference between adjustment of adults and babies...
    > >
    > > DCs who adjust BABIES - *delicately* adjust - and some parents report
    that
    > > DCs seem to relieve problems apparently caused by birth trauma.
    > >
    > > One DC I know of, adjusts the jaws of babies who are having trouble
    > nursing.
    > > (It is possible that some babies' jaws get caught on sacral tips and are wrenched at delivery.)
    > >
    > > Were I a mother with a newborn, I would *definitely* visit a DC after
    the
    > > birth - for my baby - even if the birth canal was opened maximally at delivery.
    > >
    > > For e-mail addresses of DCs who DELICATELY adjust babies, you might
    > contact
    > > Jeanne Ohm, DC [email protected] - she is a Fellow of the International Pediatric Chiropractic
    > > Association.
    > >
    > > REMEMBER...
    > >
    > > Whereas MDs GRUESOMELY (sometimes fatally) manipulate most babies'
    spines
    > at
    > > birth...
    > >
    > > DCs *delicately* adjust - and sometimes seem to relieve problems caused
    by
    > > apparent birth trauma.
    > >
    > > Keep in mind though: There is NO scientific evidence (that I know of)
    > that
    > > delicate postpartum spinal manipulation of babies helps - but I believe
    it
    > > does.
    > >
    > > Onward...
    > >
    > > Since MDs GRUESOMELY (sometimes fatally) manipulate most babies' spines
    at
    > > birth - sometimes pulling so hard that spinal nerves are ripped out of
    > tiny
    > > spinal cords...
    > >
    > > I must say I agree with Paul Carey, DC (Haldeman et al.)...
    > >
    > > "It is probable that the experience of chiropractors does not reflect
    all
    > > dissections that occur following cervical manipulation...." --Paul Carey, DC [Haldeman et al.
    > > CMAJ . October 2, 2001; 165 (7)]
    > > http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/165/7/905?ijkey=db0JkdVVfNCBw
    > >
    > > OPEN LETTER (misc.kids.pregnancy, misc.health.alternative, sci.med)
    > >
    > > Paul Carey, DC President Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA) 89 Waterloo St. S
    > > Stratford ON N5A 4B1 CANADA fax 519 273-4161; [email protected]
    > >
    > > Hi Paul,
    > >
    > > MD-obstetricians are the most prolific spinal manipulators, manipulating
    > the
    > > cervical spines of MOST babies at birth - gruesomely - sometimes
    fatally.
    > >
    > > MD-obstetricians routinely PULL on fetal heads sticking out vaginas senselessly closed up to 30%
    > > - pulling HARD in 10 to 15% of births - reaching INSIDE vaginas - with forceps and/or vacuum
    > > extractors -
    dragging
    > > babies by their skulls through birth canals senselessly closed up to
    30%.
    > >
    > > MD-obstetricians often force uteri to PUSH on fetal spines with birth
    > canals
    > > senselessly closed up to 30% - sometimes forcing uteri to push VIOLENTLY (using oxytocin or
    > > Cytotec) - sometimes fatally.
    > >
    > > An estimated 4.6% of "healthy" term babies are born with unexplained
    brain
    > > bleeds; and Australian obstetrician Norman Beischer, MD has guessed that
    > 10
    > > to 15% of stillbirths were just fine right before delivery - yet
    coroners
    > > reportedly do not investigate cause of death in stillbirths.
    > >
    > > See Strokes in babies? (also: Chiropractic warriors: Terrett was wrong.)
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=mfkt8.619%243z3.62862%40newsread1
    > > .prod.itd.earthlink.net
    > >
    > > Since MD-obstetricians are the most prolific spinal manipulators...
    > >
    > > Since MD-obstetricians are obviously GRUESOME spinal manipulators...
    > >
    > > It may indeed be "probable that the experience of chiropractors does not reflect all dissections
    > > that occur following cervical manipulation."
    > > http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/165/7/905?ijkey=db0JkdVVfNCBw
    > >
    > > Regardless, though, whether MD-obstetricians are causing STROKES in
    babies
    > > by closing birth canals up to 30% - they *are* causing DEATHS - with the authors of Williams
    > > Obstetrics *acknowledging* that closing the birth
    > canal
    > > far LESS than 30% can be fatal.
    > >
    > > This rather obvious *criminal negligence* (that sometimes escalates to *criminally negligent
    > > homicide*) MIGHT explain why MD-obstetrician
    experts
    > > have been telling obvious lies in an attempt to cover-up the massive
    crime
    > > against mothers and babies. http://home1.gte.net/gastaldo/part2ftc.html
    > >
    > > MDs and DCs alike should IMMEDIATELY take the steps necessary to
    **STOP**
    > > MD-obstetricians from routinely closing birth canals up to 30%.
    > >
    > > Attention MD-obstetricians: If you must pull on babies' heads - and sometimes you must - first
    > > get the woman off her sacrum - or better
    yet -
    > > don't put her there to push her baby out in the first place!
    > >
    > > MD-obstetricians are closing birth canals up to 30% (moving women to semisitting) - even when
    > > women spontaneously choose other birth
    positions!
    > >
    > > According to Simkin et al. [2001]:
    > >
    > > "[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]
    > >
    > > One MD-obstetricians didn't get the biomechanics even after being told ("like 3 or 4 times")
    > > about the "extra" 30% that is available!
    > >
    > > DeeDee Grant wrote the following in her story of the April 19, 2002
    birth
    > of
    > > little Benjamin Thomas...
    > >
    > > "...Then at about 5 minutes of 4 in the morning, it's just Andy and me
    in
    > > the room, and I'm saying 'I'm feeling pushy!!!' So Andy runs to get
    someone,
    > > and my doc. and 2 nurses rush into the room. Meanwhile I'm ***trying***
    > to
    > > move onto my side. My doc. says 'what are you doing?' And I say, 'I'm
    > not
    > > delivering this baby on my back!' He says, 'may I ask why?' And I try explaining about Todd
    > > Gastaldo and the extra 30%. Which makes no sense
    to
    > > him even though I'd mentioned it to him like 3 or 4 times during my pregnancy. Anyway, I finally
    > > get my beached whale sized ass movedonto
    my
    > > side, and..."
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=uc8ra8eau62g78%40corp.supernews.c
    > > om
    > >
    > > DeeDee, THANK you for posting the story of little Benjamin's birth... Depending on your own
    > > body's sacroiliac motion, you may have opened your birth canal MORE than 30% "extra"!
    > >
    > > Years ago when Williams Obstetrics co-author Norman Gant, MD telephoned
    > me,
    > > I told him that the *original* author of Williams Obstetrics found a
    woman
    > > in whom there was 4 cm of sacral tip excursion. Norman replied that he thinks it's MORE in some
    > > women - but that women don't really need the "extra" room - which is probably what your MD was
    > > thinking. Arrgghhh!
    > What
    > > about BABIES?
    > >
    > > Carlene Rummery wrote: "You do realize you are going to make it into
    one
    > of
    > > Todd's posts now? Woohoo!"
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=ei5x8.2224%249u.55240%40news1.mts
    > > .net
    > >
    > > Carlene was right. I hope you don't mind. Thank you for reading me and
    > for
    > > mentioning both me and the up to 30% of pelvic outlet area that is so
    > easily
    > > available to mothers and babies. How GREAT that you informed your MD - "like 3 or 4 times" -
    > > before you performed. How great that you INSISTED that Benjamin have all the pelvic outlet area
    > > available to him. BRAVO! (READERS: My mention of these ladies does NOT mean they agree with
    > > everything - or even anything - I say - though DeeDee and Carlene do
    > appear
    > > to agree with me that babies should have maximal outlet area at
    delivery.
    > > My hypothesis is that when MDs start allowing birth canals to open maximally, they will be doing
    > > FAR less spinal manipulation at birth.)
    > >
    > > PREGNANT WOMEN: Side-lying - the position DeeDee used to birth little Benjamin - is probably the
    > > easiest way to open your birth canal up to
    30%.
    > > But hands-and-knees, kneeling, crouching on one knee, standing (my wife stood from a squat) -
    > > LOTS of delivery positions are better than
    > semisitting
    > > and dorsal - both of which *close* the birth canal up to 30%... Talk to
    > your
    > > MD about this NOW - before your delivery - maybe talk to him or her FIVE times... : )
    > >
    > > Paul, this is a chiropractic emergency of monumental proportions: MD-obstetricians are ignoring
    > > the most important part of the spinal manipulation end of chiropractic - knowing when NOT to
    > > manipulate the
    > spine.
    > > Worse, one of the most prominent DCs in America (Flesia) is advising
    other
    > > prominent DCs *not* to work to stop MDs from closing birth canals up to
    > 30%!
    > >
    > > See Chiro vision! Breastimmunizations to childbirth! (Will TCC
    Pres-elect
    > > Brassard help?)
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=Xt_v8.18645%243z3.1717983%40newsr
    > > ead1.prod.itd.earthlink.net
    > >
    > > This latter post - "Chiro vision! Breastimmunizations to childbirth!" - discusses another
    > > bizarre fact about modern medicine - MDs are parading themselves as "pro-immunization" - even as
    > > they lie by omission -
    thereby
    > > denying massive numbers of babies massive numbers of free daily immunizations!
    > >
    > > Readers: Please ask yourselves why most Americans aren't aware that breastfeeding mothers scan
    > > their environments for pathogens and
    > manufacture
    > > specific immunizations which they they "inject" with their breasts - DAILY...
    > >
    > > There is a kicker: These daily breastIMMUNIZATIONS reportedly make MD-needle-vaccinations work
    > > better!
    > >
    > > I submit that - just as very few women would adopt semisitting and
    dorsal
    > > delivery positions if properly informed that these positions close the
    > birth
    > > canal up to 30% - very few women would fail to at least attempt to breastfeed if properly
    > > informed that breastfeedings are
    > breastIMMUNIZATIONS.
    > >
    > > Roughly half of all babies in America do not receive a DROP of free
    daily
    > > immunizations (breastmilk)!!
    > >
    > > Child abuse - physical and immunologic - are RAMPANT - due to medical
    acts
    > > of omission...
    > >
    > > I have long been in favor of pardons in advance for MDs - to speed an
    end
    > to
    > > the senseless suffering (and sometimes death) of mothers and babies.
    > >
    > > See The cruelest lies: DON'T punish MDs (or MBs)
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=WwaP7.27887%24WC1.2921230%40newsr
    > > ead2.prod.itd.earthlink.net
    > >
    > > MDs are just academic prime cuts forced through this culture's most
    > powerful
    > > mental meat grinder - medical school.
    > >
    > > Paul, will you please copy me ([email protected]) when you forward
    this
    > > e-mail to all members of the Canadian Chiropractic Protective
    Association
    > > (CCPA)?
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > >
    > > Sincerely,
    > >
    > > Todd
    > >
    > > Dr. Gastaldo [email protected]
    > >
    > > POSTSCRIPT
    > >
    > > I once quoted Kapral and Bondy (with bracketed modifications):
    > >
    > > "Given the potentially devastating consequences of [spinal nerve
    avulsion
    > > following gruesome manipulation of most babies' spines by MDs],
    physicians
    > > and chiropractors should discuss this risk, however small it might be,
    > with
    > > [pregnant women who are] contemplating [letting MDs perform such
    gruesome
    > > neck manipulation on their babies]." --Moira Kapral, MD --Susan Bondy, PhD --modifed [brackets]
    > > by Gastaldo http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/165/7/907
    > >
    > > I wrote:
    > >
    > > CORRECTION: Kapral and Bondy were discussing *arterial dissection* following spinal manipulation
    > > in humans much older than babies...
    > >
    > > See Chirocomedy - and Chiro Tragedy...
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=7ip18.400%24d15.24842%40newsread1
    > > .prod.itd.earthlink.net
    > >
    > > Perhaps Moira and Susan will help stop MDs from closing birth canals up
    to
    > > 30%...
    > >
    > > Copied to:
    > >
    > > Susan Bondy, PhD Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Rm. G106 2075 Bayview Ave. Toronto
    > > ON M4N 3M5 CANADA fax 416 480-6048; [email protected]
    > >
    > > Susan, will you help? Will you forward this to Moira? Thanks.
    > >
    > > George M Voelkl, DC Secretary District 15 New York State Chiropractic Association 215
    > > Spencerport Rd. Rochester, NY 14606 716-247-4330 716-429-5681 [email protected]
    > > http://www.nysca.com/districts/district15.html
    > >
    > > George, you protested my use of the term "vagina slashing" to describe American medicine's most
    > > frequent surgical behavior toward women -
    > slashing
    > > vaginas thereby inferring surgically that everything possible is being
    > done
    > > to OPEN the birth canal - even as they ignore simple biomechanics and
    the
    > > medical literature and CLOSE birth canals up to 30%.
    > >

    > >

    health
    > > care professional giving you an unnecessary internal examination or
    > touching

    > > manner." http://www.ncvc.org/infolink/info37.htm
    > >

    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=r_n87.738%246V.195227%40dfiatx1-s
    > > nr1.gtei.net
    > >
    > > To their credit, a couple of MDs are saying CONSUMER PRESSURES could
    help
    > > stop the crime:
    > >
    > > "t is clear that episiotomy is a MAJOR contributor to trauma, pain, and suffering in
    > > parturients. Changes in practice can be effectively introduced through CONSUMER
    > > PRESSURES...Routine episiotomy remains common even in teaching institutions. 'Who cares about a
    > > little cut?' was a frequent comment from obstetricians...Given the evidence, there should be
    > > widespread abandonment of routine episiotomy " Erica Eason, MDCM, FRCSC and Perle Feldman, MDCM,
    > > FCFP Obstet Gynecol 2000;95:616-8. Emphasis added.
    > >
    > > See also Erica Eason, MD/Anal incontinence after childbirth...
    > >
    >
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=4vpg8.32506%240C1.2618177%40newsr
    > > ead1.prod.itd.earthlink.net
    > >
    > > Copied to: Erica Eason, MD [email protected]
    > >
    > > George, you said you were going to check my facts. Have you?
    > >
    > > Erica - nothin' but silence. Why?
    > >
    > > James S. Grisolia, MD Chief of Neurology Scripps-Mercy Hospital Assoc. Prof. of Neurosciences
    > > UCSD School of Medicine
    > > (619) 297-1155 4033 Third Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, CA. 92103-2140
    > > http://www.efa.org/aboutus/pab.cfm
    > >
    > > via San Diego County Medical Society..." 3702 Ruffin Rd. Suite 206 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone:
    > > 858.565.8888 Fax: 858.569.1334 Email: [email protected]
    > >
    > > "Currently, the majority of [Grisolia's] practice is devoted to
    neurologic
    > > consultation, but he also edits the SD Physician magazine for the county medical society..."
    > > http://www.scrippshealth.org/physicianfinder/DoctorBiography.cfm?90
    > >
    > > James, will you use SAN DIEGO PHYSICIAN to help stop your fellow MDs
    from
    > > closing birth canals up to 30%?
    > >
    > > Some babies are dying. It's sort of an emergency...
    > >
    > > This Open Letter to Paul Carey, DC will be published for global access
    in
    > > the usenet archive at http://groups.google.com within 24 hours - or
    > sooner.
    > > To find it, search any of the names mentioned herein.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
     
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