|Childbirth Made Easier With Vitamin C!|
|Written by Martin Zucker © 1979|
|Thursday, 26 April 2007|
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I wish I'd known about this article when I was pregnant! Although the information has been around for decades, the author assures me that the same principles apply today as did then. It certainly is food for thought! - Ed.
Ladies! This one is all for you. Megadoses of vitamin C—well above the recommended daily allowance determined to prevent scurvy—have been found by medical experts to make childbirth labour shorter and less painful.
And that's not all. Daily doses ranging up to and over 10 grams during pregnancy are also producing:
Only a handful of knowledgeable doctors seem to be familiar with the maternal virtues of this otherwise celebrated vitamin. Working separately they have each achieved the same successful results.
Dr. William Saccoman, a general practitioner in San Diego and preceptor at the University of California at San Diego, reports:
“The ordeal of labour in the case of vitamin C pregnancies is definitely shorter and less painful. With women having first babies, the average time in labour is approximately five to six hours, compared to non-vitamin C deliveries of around 15 to 16 hours.The megadoses cut the time to less than half. The birth canal of the vitamin C mother is more elastic. We find therefore a markedly reduced incidence of laceration and tearing during the delivery. The incidence of striae - the stretch marks - is markedly reduced, too. We also find the mother returns to normal much more rapidly. That means less time in the hospital."
Dr. Saccoman's observations are based on approximately 500 pregnancies and deliveries he has conducted during the last 10 years.
A similar story comes from Robert S. Scott, M.D., head of the Southern California Women's Medical Group in Los Angeles, and an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Southern California.
Says Dr. Scott: "I would estimate that more than 500 patients of mine have been put on the big doses of vitamin C. What I see as a result is shorter labour, sometimes lasting little more than an hour. Rarely do I see stretch marks. In fact, I can't remember the last time. I have seen no adverse reactions to the vitamin C and never a deformed baby when the mother was on this program. The babies are healthy pink and squalling.”
In Australia, Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, medical officer for the government-funded Aboriginal Medical Service, says he has obtained ‘marvellous’ results with very high doses of vitamin C for pregnancies.
"There isn't much doubt about it," he says. "The incidence of long labours, stress during labour, retained placentas, and other normal complications are reduced quite considerably. A labour you might expect to take 24 hours would take 12 or 15. Some are over in three or four hours."
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