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.