Ultrasound and infrasound a must read. In talking with my dad, a cardio vascular tech, he explained to me the difference in dopplers; the lower the ultrasound frequency, the deeper the image penetration. It's why fetal dopplers are 2 & 3mhz while vascular dopplers are 4, 5, & 6mhz. My daughter’s BJU press textbook talked about ultrasonic waves and infrasonic waves. It did say ultrasonic can be dangerous over a long period of time. [I’ll be blogging this info at some point] A cat’s purr, which is infrasonic, is healing. Your cat may
not just be purring in contentment though. I find the information interesting because when I'm pregnant one of my cats is extremely attracted to my pheromones and often nuggles up to my round belly and just sits and purrs. Purring is not always contentment, but also for healing. Infrasound can travel through mountains, buildings, etc; while ultrasound is made to travel short distances.
When chickens were exposed to infrasound they grew denser bones. It's also why
cats heal better and have fewer injuries than dogs. I've heard pregnant women
can't swim with dolphins because they can see she's pregnant and they become
overly nurturing and can bump her to hard, accidentally, and she hogs the entire
dolphin’s attention in the dolphin encounters. http://paulapeterson.com/CatsPurr.html
This topic was on a midwifery study group. We're specifically taking 6 weeks to learn about Oxytocin. Some HB midwives do recommend alcohol in labor when labor
has been extensively long, to help mom go to sleep. (long as in 36-48+ hours) I was horrified at first until it was reminded to me that in a hospital setting mom would be given morphine, stadol, Demerol, etc. I realized it is the lesser of two evils.
The Question was: “I learned that alcohol
suppresses Oxytocin release, which can therefore suppresses milk ejection. Logically a lack of ejection will lead to fullness in the breast making what appears to be a supply increase. Accurate? Opinions?and whats that thing where women are re to drink some wine in early labor or some kind of ctx ... to stop them .. or what am i thinking of? would the alcohol stop ctx this way? But why castor oil and vodka to impatiently evict babies before their chosen birthday? In that situation you'd think they'd cancel each other.”
Here is what I found in researching:
I think I found it! It's only because I just added my resource of how Oxytocin
plays a role in pregnancy [I posted the other article below] and then I’ve found
small paths to take down the road of an answer.
This article talks about beers role in milk ejection and alcohol does inhibit it. It talks about
the History of women consuming beers, even in ancient Egypt, to produce more milk.
Also which beers now-a-days is lactogenic. I didn’t realize a mom couldn’t just
have a Corona and be good. Guiness is supposed to be the best, but skip the car
Looking further into why Vodka, OJ, and castor oil are recommended, I remembered what I just learned in my study group research. (I hope I’m not giving anything away) The uterus’ Estrogen levels rise to help bind to Oxytocin receptors, which increase towards the end of pregnancy. So I looked up how Vodka affects Estrogen levels. It turns out premenopausal women taking Estrogen supplements should not consume even the equivalent to a half glass of wine, since it caused her Estrogen levels to almost double and women drinking the equivalent to three glasses of wine, estrogen surged more than threefold. Alcoholic men also have been shown to have higher Estrogen levels. http://www.nytimes.com/specials/women/warchive/961204_810.html
Since Estrogen is raised when consuming wine, I wanted to see the effect of elevated Estrogen on nursing. I ran into lots of animal research. (I actually like animal
research more than human, because husbandry is a lifestyle and farmers have to get their science right in order to survive, unlike obstetrics. Plus animal’s life cycles are shorter and easier to study more quickly. They also don’t have the outside influences humans do when conducting controlled studies) I read an interesting article on dogs and the hormone level process. I’ll post later. The one I am posting now is about goats. They found an increase in Estrogen is beneficial in goats producing milk, BUT Progesterone has to be combined with it or the milk production isn’t sufficient.
Going further I looked into alcohol's affect on progesterone levels. In a study on premenopausal women they found when consuming alcohol the progesterone levels
drop. It’s also why some women have fertility issues. http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/5/417.full
I think consuming wine in labor is mostly for rest and not a stall of labor. The wine raises the blood sugar levels and then quickly drops causing moms to “crash”. Sleep can help to slow or halt contractions, but not always. Wine is usually recommended with a bath, which often does slow early labor.
I am cutting information out that pertains to sythetic oxytocin. (Drives me crazy that
sythetic oxytocin is often termed oxytocin and no sepreration of the two forms. It makes research harder)
Smooth-muscle cells in the uterus contain proteins that bind specifically to oxytocin; the
number of these oxytocin receptors increases during late pregnancy....large amounts of the hormone cause smooth muscles in the wall of the uterus to contract, which in turn initiates labour. Oxytocin’s effect on uterine smooth muscle is dependent on the presence
of estrogen, and for that reason oxytocin has little effect on the uterus during the early stages of pregnancy; near term....There are no known disorders associated with under- or overproduction of oxytocin.
Did you know local our hospitals are collecting your baby’s genetic data? It was brought to my attention in Sept. at INOVA Loudon when they asked my client if she would be okay with them taking some blood and putting it in a registry “in case her child were ever kidnapped”. They agreed and blood was taken via the left over cord blood after the cord was left on baby for a while. (I will add baby had 10 and 10 APGARS because of this)
I went home and wanted to do some research on this “new”idea. It’s the first hospital I heard doing it. When talking with a sister doula in Southern VA she said the hospital there says the exact same thing. That was a bit odd to me. In 2008 there is a Bill that was enacted to allow genetic testing on your newborn’s blood AND that it is allowed to be registered with the Department of HomelandSecurity. AND they DO NOT need your permission to take it. Every hospital birth I have been too I have seen the provider fill up a very large vial of cord blood for “blood typing” the baby. Parents don’t see this happening and it’s often done once the placenta is delivered. To blood type a baby they need very little blood. A hospital in TX was caught taking and selling cord blood, without the parent’s knowledge. (They are under litigation) I have often wondered if our local hospitals aren’t doing the same.
To be a conspiracy theorist this could potentially make your child a case study, hinder future jobs, and have no say if they want to voluntarily give up DNA to a criminal investigator. Imagine if a criminal breaks in and gets hold of these DNA samples as well. I also wonder if this is why providers are against allowing the cord to pulsate. The cord can become very flat and it’s very hard to retain the amount of blood they want. The vial is about 30-50ml, I can’t remember which. Hypovolemic shock for newborns is a blood loss of 20%, often 68ml, so we’re at ½ to 90% of that with not allowing the cord to pulsate and then add in circumcision the next day… (The Bible said the 8th day, when vit K is up, and this may be why as well)
If you follow reports on the homebirth circuit you will notice if a baby dies it has made national news, the midwife has litigations set upon her, often paying $100K in court fees, losing her rights to serve women, perhaps jail time, etc. Did you know a mother died at Reston hospital a few years ago? Around when they banned doulas. A nurse that was there told me she was in the room and mom went into arrest, and I believe hemorrhaged. She was on the floor surrounded by her blood. The nurse had another job that relieved her from the room and repercussion. (I won’t say what she was doing as I don’t want a trail following her) I have tried to find information on this mom and nothing has come up. A
mother died right under our noses and it wasn’t news worthy. In the US, all I could find was 2008 reporting is a 4.4 to 1,000 live birth mortality rate. Those babies are never heard about. It’s bigger news to report a woman given a cesarean, while not pregnant, than it is to report doctor’s mistakes in birth or a death. There were 4,247,694 live births in 2008, you can do the math.
Back to conspiracy. I believe our government has pushed the issue for licensure of midwives so they can wait for them to have a natural occurrence of birth, a baby’s death, and then remove them from serving other women. If women are birthing at home, their baby’s cannot be accounted for/tracked. Some states demand the homebirth midwives report to them confidential patient information. I believe there is more to taking down the
midwives than genetic testing andhomeland security, but I do think it is a strong reason.
Homebirth is the safest place for women, who desire it and have no physical anomalies during their pregnancy or medical history, to give birth. Ina May Gaskin’s, an internationally known midwife, cesarean rate is 1.7%. Around here 1 out of 3-4 of you reading will have a cesarean or has had one, it’s 30%. Maternal and baby death in hospital is rising, not dropping, with technology. Midwives are trained so well in the normalcy of labor and birth, that they know when things don’t look right and it’s time to seek medical
intervention. Not everyone will agree with homebirth. I thought it was the most scary, horrible, insane thought ever. I implore you to research and examine your findings to back up your birth choice(s) to ensure you are doing what is best for you, your baby, and your family.
The reasons for not hatting (adapted from Carla Harlty):
1.Hats can be very dangerous. They can cause moms to have postpartum hemorrhaging. As it turns out the experience of birth is what triggers the built in safety mechanisms. This is also true for third stage. Mom being able to smell her newborn’s head is the design for the reconnection of mother and baby (smell of baby to olfactory system to limbic system = initiation of “identification” biology) and release of Oxytocin signaling the uterus to release placenta and stop bleeding so necessary for mother’s health. The smell doesn't so much trigger Oxytocin as it is that the limbic system is waiting for that smell in order to tell the uterus it is ok to proceed to the next step; anything we do to inhibit that process is dangerous to the mamma.
2.In addition to hats interfering with bonding and safety of third stage, hatting restricts the unmoulding of the baby’s skull. Plus the head is extremely sensitive in those first hours.
3.The hats we use in the U.S. do nothing for maintenance of core temp according to the studies I have found, and in fact one study showed that a hat was detrimental to maintenance of core temp. Brain cooling may actually be good for all babies and not those who have potential brain damage. And studies show that skin to skin with mom is most effective way to stabilize core temperature and that in fact, her body will heat and cool as
needed for baby’s sake as it did when baby was inside. Even if separated from mom, a hat is NOT proven to stabilize core temp unless it is woolen these stockinette or cotton hats we use are useless if not dangerous throw them away.
Brilliant! We cannot improve on this design. Why do we keep trying?
I hope you learned. I sure did, when I first heard of this concept. It’s a part of
protecting moms and protecting babies.