Sunday, September 18, 2011

IS THE USE OF PITOCIN DURING LABOR CONTRIBUTING TO AUTISM IN CHILDREN




To me - this question is a no-brainer. Pitocin is synthetic oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone of love, bonding, attachment, and well-being. It is the hormone that makes birth pleasurable. It is the hormone that allows for LOVE to activate at birth.

When pitocin is used during labor, the production of natural oxytocin is undermined.

When you introduce a drug during labor that interferes with the body's natural ability to produce the very hormones that generate human love, human bonding, and a human ability to relate lovingly to other beings -- then OF COURSE you are undermining the proper development of that human being (and in this case, tens of millions of human beings).

If I said I am absolute certain that this is being DELIBERATELY done for purposes of undermining and interfering with the full potential and expression of human beings, some would call me a conspiracy theorist.

Nevertheless, I am absolutely certain that the people who invented these drugs, and who -- like mad scientists -- set out use them in labor and make them customary protocol -- do NOT have our best interests at heart.

Wake up America!!! Take your birthing power back and take birth out of the hospital. Hospitals are NOT safe places to give birth.
"...most research suggests that there is both genetic predisposition to autism, as well as an environmental trigger that causes it. Apparently, Pitocin has been a suspected trigger for over ten years now. The CDC says there may be a link, and the World Health Organization (WHO) says there is.

The article explains that “oxytocin is called the love hormone by many sources” because it is associated with love and forming emotional bonds. Pitocin is a synthetic form of oxytocin, “made from pituitary glands of cattle”, that is used to augment or induce labors. The article says,

since autistic disorders produce the inability to make or maintain affectionate bonds or have normal social relationships, one cannot help but wonder if there is a causal relationship between these disorders and exogenous sources of an artificial form of oxytocin. Perhaps flooding the immature body of the fetus (especially boy babies [noting that autism is more prevalent in boys]) with this gender-specific hormone from animals somehow interferes with the eventual function of these psychological systems.

Michney-Heipp goes onto say, researchers agree that the immature oxytocin system of a fetus is in a “critical period” at the time of birth. We can only wonder how high a level of Pitocin may affect it. It is also mentioned that when a mother is induced with Pitocin, her pelvis does not accommodate the baby’s head in the same way, causing a lot more cranial pressure, which causes “the nervous system and cranial nerves to be compromised”.

It is also noted that oxytocin is being used therapeutically in nasal sprays for autistic adults, and that generally autistic people have low oxytocin levels. Michney-Heipp also notes the absence of childhood autism in the homebirth community, a place where Pitocin is not used to augment or induce labors."

A Link Between Childhood Autism & Pitocin
http://houstonbirthdoula.com/blog/2010/07/a-possible-link-between-childhood-autism-and-pitocin/