Excerpt from Birth Trauma and the Dark Side of Modern Medicine: http://birthofanewearth.com/?p=3790
"...Andrew’s parents suffered greatly at having to watch what was happening to their child. Despite their attempts to protect him by asking that he be removed from their machines, medical staff refused to comply. Andrew’s body was kept alive so that medical interests could study him and gather information. The overwhelming suffering that this caused Andrew and his family is difficult to comprehend.
Of course, bonding with a child who is trapped in a NICU, locked in an incubator, and can only be stared at but not interacted with because the child is kept on paralysis drugs for hours and days at a time is EXTREMELY difficult. The fact that doctors accused this caring mother of not bonding properly with her child is a total disgrace. Both parents were likely in a state of shock as a result of having to watch their child endure medical atrocities day after day with no ability to help or protect him. The trauma of Andrew’s NICU stay had likely escalated to a point where the parents were terrified to make a deeper connection with their child for fear that that connection would cause everyone more pain.
Just imagine the desperate loneliness of a helpless premature infant whose parents are unable to bond with him and who is trapped in a hideous technological environment where people are daily torturing him and using him as a means to gather medical data. It makes me feel physically ill just thinking about what they did to this innocent child and realizing that this happens every day in neonatal intensive care units across the United States.
Horrifyingly, statistics now indicate that a whopping 20% of all babies born in the United States are obliged to spend time in a NICU. Like Andrew, many of these babies are treated like objects and used for medical “science.” Some are also used for training purposes by student doctors who are instructed by their superiors to practice their undeveloped medical skills on the bodies of these wholly unprotected and very sick infants.
“’You want to do the honors?’ Heineman, the senior resident asks.
‘Sure. I’m gonna have to learn sometime,’ shrugs a first-year resident named Kennedy.
On the warming table before them is the premie who was brought in by transport a few hours ago. His condition has worsened, and they have decided to ‘put a line in him,’ slang for threading a catheter into one of his arteries through the stump of his umbilical cord. The catheter, a very thin, flexible tube, will be left in place indefinitely to provide the staff with an instant method of obtaining blood samples, taking blood pressure, and administering fluids and electrolytes.
A nurse swabs the child’s abdomen with a 1 percent iodine solution and places a piece of tape at the base of the cord to control any bleeding. Then Kennedy begins to tie a ribbon around the umbilicus to make it stand up. It has the color and consistency of an oriental rice noodle.
From a sterile tray, Kennedy takes up a scalpel and the catheter. He must cut the umbilical cord on a bevel, to expose the artery for insertion. It’s like preparing electrical wire for splicing.
‘I don’t cut it there, do I?’ Kennedy asks uncertainly.
‘Sure. You cut it right there,’ Heineman replies.
Reassured, Kennedy slices off the top of the umbilicus… Working carefully, Heineman fits a tweezers into the tiny artery opening and by parting the tweezer blades, dilates the hole. ‘All yours,’ he says, and Kennedy goes to work. He slides the catheter into the artery, causing the baby to flinch visibly. Slowly he feeds out more catheter, but it goes in only about three inches before it stalls. Kennedy looks perplexed. Withdrawing it slightly, he pushes it forward again. ‘Nope,’ he says, ‘won’t go in.’
‘That’s all right. That happens,’ says Heineman. ‘Try again.’
Once more Kennedy inserts the catheter while Heineman dilates the artery. Again the baby flinches, and again the catheter stops.
‘It’s okay,’ Heineman says soothingly. ‘There’s a lot of turns it has to make in there. It’s like a drainpipe.’
Before he can try a third time, Kennedy must slice off more umbilicus to get a fresh opening to work with. Having done so, he tries again to insert the catheter. ‘Uh, uh,’ he moans, frustrated. ‘It just won’t go.’
Off comes more umbilical cord. Then Kennedy makes a fourth attempt, and a fifth. Each time the baby tenses. Each time the catheter stops.
On the sixth try Heineman says, ‘That’s it, I think you have it this time.’ Kennedy feeds the catheter higher and higher into the artery, like a plumber’s auger. He wears a look of triumph. But then suddenly the catheter stops. ‘Son of a bitch,’ he says.
On the seventh try there is hardly any umbilicus left to cut. Kennedy fails again and gives up in exhaustion. The baby has begun crying bitterly. Tears are streaming down his face.
At this moment, the chief neonatologist happens to come by. He announces that he will show both Kennedy and Heineman an advanced technique for umbilical catheterization. And he indeed works the catheter in almost completely before it once again stalls. They finally decide to switch to a radial arterial line, a catheter in the arm instead of the navel. It is less desirable but the only option at this point. ‘We have a saying,’ remarks Heineman. ‘If you can’t get the procedure done, then he probably didn’t need it anyway.’”
Notice the baby’s body is likened to inanimate plumbing and electrical equipment and the doctors express no concern about the pain they caused this vulnerable child. Notice also that the baby was jabbed in its umbilical artery EIGHT TIMES before its ordeal was finally over, with the last jab being an egoic attempt on the part of the “chief neonatologist” to demonstrate his medical prowess and finesse, which was an epic fail. After several minutes of painfully tormenting this tiny child, the doctors jokingly conclude that the baby did not need the procedure after all.
Obviously, it is not OK for doctors to make light of their violence, nor is it OK for them to be so desensitized that they cannot see the harm they are causing. This kind of indifference is considered “normal” in medical circles and is a necessary part of becoming a doctor. Desensitization begins in medical school which, at its core, involves trauma based mind control programming designed to cause dissociation in medical students and turn otherwise normal individuals into high-functioning psychopaths (more on this later). The pain that these doctors were able to inflict on this vulnerable child without concern is a sure sign that their training/ programming worked...
On top of all this, records indicate that for decades, infants were being systematically tortured by being forced to undergo radical surgery without being given any form of pain relief. The infants were (and still are) being PARALYZED during surgery so that they cannot move or scream, but they can feel everything that is happening to them while the agonizing procedures are taking place. Despite medical staff pretending this is perfectly normal and OK, clearly it is not. It is a form of medical torture which can be easily ascertained by reading the following accounts.
“Up until the mid-1980s, preemies were not even considered to feel pain. As a result, they received horrible medical procedures – chest tubes, heart surgeries, etc. without anesthesia… we saw it happen to an infant in the unit we were in. Paralyzed with a drug, and a chest tube inserted. No anesthesia.”
“Anyone now 23 years or older who had major surgery as a baby is at risk for chronic post-traumatic illness because the surgery was probably done without anesthesia…
The baby was given a curare drug for total paralysis while the respirator tube was inserted into the windpipe and the paralysis was maintained throughout the surgery. The paralyzed baby was wide awake with no pain control. Imagine what it must have been like for the infant: unable to lift a finger; unable to move away from the searing pain of the scalpel; the sensation of being turned inside-out as the heart or intestines are grasped; and the over¬whelming pain. People that have survived these early traumatic experiences usually cannot recall them verbally while they cannot forget them nonverbally…”
“…Jill Lawson… demanded to see hospital records after her son's death in 1985. She said, ‘Somehow it was possible for professionals who perceived a baby as too fragile to tolerate general anesthesia, to perceive that same infant as able to withstand open-chest surgery without pain relief’ (Lawson, 1988, p. 2)… At two weeks, Jeffery, ‘during his hour and half operation had two holes cut on either side of his neck and one in his chest, he was cut from his breastbone around to his backbone, his flesh lifted aside, ribs pried apart, blood vessels tied off and lungs retracted, tissue stitched together and a ‘stab incision’ to secure chest tubes’ (Lawson, 1988, p. 2). He died a few days later, as a result of the shock that over-whelmed his entire system causing his brain to bleed and his organs to fail. The hospital's senior neonatologist responded to Mrs. Lawson's inquiries by stating, ‘it didn't matter because he was a fetus,’ explaining that children less than 2 years of age ‘do not feel pain’…”
Such is the arrogance and extreme insanity of esteemed members of the medical profession who have continued to insist, for more than 100 years, that babies don’t feel pain. After looking closely at what these children have been subjected to while under the “care” of the American medical system, should we really be surprised that:
“Johnson et al. report a threefold overall greater risk of subsequent mental health problems in those children born prematurely… childhood psychiatric disorders should be added to the list of serious potential risks for children born extremely pre-term… [T]his study highlights an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autistic spectrum disorders... Anxiety disorders… occurred at a rate four times higher in the preterm versus term population...”
Sadly, those doing this study don’t think to point fingers at the medical profession itself as being THE CAUSE of these psychiatric and neurological problems. Yet clearly, this is precisely the case. As we have seen in just a few short pages of this book, babies who spend time in a NICU or who are exposed to interventions like induction, Pitocin, and/or cesarean section have a highly increased chance of autism. There are actually numerous procedures being linked to autism (and other problems like ADHD) and they include:
• the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord immediately after birth;
• vaccines (especially those like the MMR vaccine that contain aborted human fetal tissue);
• exposure to ultrasound during pregnancy; and
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