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Why you should not have your birth artificially induced unnecessarily

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Nowadays, deliveries are increasingly being artificially induced with a synthetic hormone, the contraction inducer oxytocin .
If the health and life of the mother or child is in danger and there is really no other option, that is of course the best option. But in an increasing number of cases, labor is induced when there is no medical necessity : because it suits the medical staff due to time pressure or the start of the weekend, for example.

Hazards

But artificially inducing the contractions can lead to unnecessary dangers for mother and child: not only for their physical well-being and survival, but also for their emotional and psychological well-being. Inducing contractions disrupts the balance in your body and can even lead to PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) symptoms and other complaints years after delivery – not only in the mother, but also in the child.

Babies feel everything

As long as children are still in the womb, they are deeply connected to the mother. All substances that enter the mother’s bloodstream enter the baby via the umbilical cord. Nutrients, but also drugs or stress hormones.

More importantly, the energies, charges and emotions of other people around them can also enter babies, because they are so open, unfiltered – especially in situations where they, the mother or both, are stressed or in shock. Even if the baby can’t understand the literal words yet, he feels the intent, load and frequency of what the people around him say and mean all the better. He may come to believe that these charges are his or his .

An example: regression through the parent

Recently I conducted a regression therapy session for an eight year old girl through parent . The parent, in this case the father, then goes into a trance for his child, steps into her energy just like in a family constellation and, together with the child and therapist, investigates the causes of her complaints.

The child is not physically present; so we work with her by tuning in to her energy. This can work wonderfully well, especially with more serious traumas that are still difficult for young children to process themselves.

performance stress

The girl in question, we’ll call her Marli, was extremely stressed in situations that required performance, especially when it came to school things.. She was so afraid of failing that she had to do everything perfectly on her own. If it wasn’t perfect, Marli panicked, tore up her work, and started all over again. The Cito test practice app in particular was a huge trigger for her: in this app with tasks, she was shown a timeline that expired and chased her. The time pressure made her panic.

She would then stare blindly at the bar and rush through the answers to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Her parents hated to watch this creative, authentic, high-spirited girl go into such a frenzy about school performance that she could barely show her true qualities and intelligence.

Birth

When we talked about how Marli was born, something I always do as a regression therapist, we quickly noticed similarities with her birth. The delivery started with the water breaking, but the contractions did not start. So the clock rang: within 48 hours something had to be done. That’s where the stress started.

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monitor

Once at the hospital, heart rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure were constantly monitored by monitors. Then things go the wrong way: the baby’s heart rate drops, just like in the Cito test app and just like with the test, time is running out… ”I have to do it right, otherwise something really bad will happen,” says Marli in reliving the panic-inducing Cito app. And in the womb, the baby is just as scared: afraid she won’t succeed, afraid because nothing will happen, afraid she’s not doing well enough.

No communication

No one communicates with the baby in her predicament. Everyone is mainly concerned with her physical survival and the medical side. Her mother is emotionally and mentally absent, through a psychological survival mechanism, the contractions triggers or a combination of both, as if she were in a bubble.

The midwife does not communicate with the parents at all. When the father becomes concerned because he sees the baby’s heart rate drop and the midwife is only busy with the equipment, a conflict arises. When he rings the bell, the midwife, apparently afraid of failure herself, raises her spines and responds bossy: “Who’s the nurse here?”

contraction inducers

Meanwhile, the contraction inducers are administered via an IV. Drop by drop, and if it’s still not fast enough, the dose is increased, higher and higher. But for the baby in the womb, the stuff acts like a drug that makes her go crazy.

As a combination of LSD and amphetamine. She gets all panicked and nervous, like a bad trip, and goes into shock. She loses contact with herself.

To trust

She experiences the drug that enters her bloodstream as something bad, like a virus, something that is forced on her. She loses faith in her mother because it enters through the umbilical cord. Only good things always came from there: food, love, warmth.

And now this! She’s afraid it’s a punishment, that it’s because she’s not doing it right. That it’s all up to her. This is where a big part of her fear of not doing well enough comes from.

Hug

When her father comes along, Marli gets very emotional. In the session she hugs her father energetically. He tells her that it is not her fault, that it is not her fault. That gives great relief.

Cleaning

During the session, Marli is unable to let go of the contraction inducer. This remains in her body and causes a lot of unrest. So her father energetically steps into her body and as a baby helps her flush the drug’s energy from her cells, clean them so that she can finally pee the poison out. That is hugely exhilarating. Finally she can relax. What a rest!

turnaround

Two weeks later I see Marli’s father again. A turnaround has taken place: Marli can now make mistakes without worrying! Her speech went very well, but not one hundred percent perfectly, whereupon she said:

“Ah, it was good enough for me”. She also misspelled something on a postcard, and instead of immediately tearing it up in panic, as she would have done before, she crossed out the word, wrote the right word next to it, and said, “They’ll get it that way.”

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Unnecessary interventions

In other birth trauma sessions that I have supervised, it also became very clear that babies do not like it when labor is unnecessarily induced. It means that they do not get the chance to set their own pace, to take their own initiative, to trust their own feelings, their mother and nature. They often experience such interventions as an infringement of their safety and free will, and this can haunt them for years to come. (Of course it goes without saying that if there is no other option and the baby’s life is in danger, contractions and other interventions are a necessary evil.)

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Birth

Birth is your first beginning in this life, your entrance into the world. How you experience these is stored in your cell memory as well as in your unconscious. These charges ‘turn on’ the moment you want to start something new, perform or set up something. Birth also plays a role in major changes in your life, such as entering into a new relationship, job, or having a child yourself.

Communication

If a delivery does not go smoothly, it is vital that someone is there to continue communicating with the child, explaining what is happening, reassuring and comforting even if it is still in the womb or birth canal. But if that’s not possible, comforting the baby after the birth and explaining what happened can also prevent or remedy a lot of trouble.
A baby hears the meaning of your words. Good communication with your baby starts before birth and will give him or her a good foundation of confidence , self-confidence and joy in life for the rest of their lives.

Natural childbirth

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If it is possible to have the delivery without haste, without the use of synthetic contraction inducers that disrupt the natural process and without medical interventions, that is the very best for you and for your baby. The baby will experience what it is like to surrender to the natural flow of life, to go for his or her new beginning, to feel her own strength , courage and zest for life that ensure that she faces the light of life with optimism, that she can handle the way through the birth canal – on to a fulfilling life full of joy and fulfillment!

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