By Z. Torn. Chowan College.

On the other hand purchase cialis jelly 20mg, there can be many complications: x the birth may take longer 20mg cialis jelly overnight delivery, thus adding to the risk of oxygen deprivation to the brain of the newborn baby, which can entail massive neurological complications up to and including quad- riplegia and major cerebro-motor handicaps; x septic complications are frequent, causing various infections for the child as well as for the mother, in particular due to fecal germs from the mother, which are dispersed in a milieu that favors bacterial development; x thermal shock, in the case of sea births at cold temperatures, can cause a deregulation of the internal temperature with complications such as cerebral hemorrhage, enterocolite ne- crosis, cardiac disorders; x finally, one very ordinary complication can occur: the newborn can drown. For specialists in obstetrics and neonatal medicine, the Tchark- ovski technique offers no benefits to the baby, even if it is more com- 2 fortable for the mother. Indeed, underwater birthing does provide more comfort for the mother, who is supported by the water. The fetus lives in a perfectly adapted hydrous environment which is not matched, in any event, by the new environment; and water birth only briefly prolongs this stay which has to be interrupted any- how, so that the child can adapt to the air environment that is his. Ar- tificially prolonging the stay in water, in addition to the already stated complications, can cause an interruption of placenta/newborn circula- tion and can cause oxygen deprivation that may go unrecognized. For, giving birth this way means that there can be no effective medical su- pervision — monitoring, for example. It is troubling to see patients who are convinced that the Tchark- ovski technique is based on cogent reasoning and who support it using the argument that it is "natural". Man — and woman — are air ani- mals, and even if our gestation takes place in a "watery" milieu like all mammals, we have undergone a several-million-year evolution that has led us to a form of labor that is similar to that of all mammals — except the delphides and the whales. So one has to wonder why anyone would be interested in a phylogenetic regression and the bio-mystical arguments that support it. Neonatal Memories All sorts of charlatans have found a thriving market in the notions surrounding bogus claims about neonatal and prenatal memories, and better yet, past life recall. Ron Hubbard and his Scientologists play on this, preaching a technique of "auditing" that they claim will dissolve the psychic "engrams" that disturb the subject. But the market is so vast that no one can monopolize it, and the myth of birth memo- 143 Healing or Stealing? Traumatic birth carves very strong memories into the mind/body sys- tem, memories that many people think cause or encourage disease.

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