Sep 9, 2021
It’s important to be empowered regarding your health and any
intervention you are considering, especially if you are pregnant.
Dr. Anna discusses two cases from recent history of medical
interventions that were once approved for use with pregnant women,
but turned out to have serious side effects, and explains why it’s
important to make your own decisions regarding your
- [0:05] Do no harm is part of the Hippocratic Oath that doctors
take which essentially means that doctors are students of harm, and
deeply understand the risks and benefits of medicines and
- [0:45] There have been a couple of interventions done in the
past that were approved until we better understood the long-term
consequences, but the initial push back on an intervention is often
met with ridicule.
- [2:00] Dr. Anna recently published a Facebook post saying that
pharmaceutical companies should be held liable for vaccine injuries
which was met with not one, but two people shaming her for her
- [3:30] DES was initiated in 1941 and was originally meant to
reduce the risk of miscarriage. It wasn’t until 1971 did the FDA
pull the drug from the market. It was found that not only did the
drug not have the intended effect, it increased the risk of a clear
cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina in girls as young as 8 among
other side effects like increased risk of breast cancer and
- [5:35] There is an ongoing study of people exposed to DES in
utero going into the 2nd and 3rd generations.
- [7:10] Dr. Anna looks at a study published in 2018 looking at
the genetics of grandchildren of people exposed to DES as well as
advertisements used to promote the intervention at the time. The
advertisements essentially guaranteed a live birth, which was
definitely not the case.
- [8:45] For sons of women who took DES while pregnant, they had
a higher percentage of epididymal cysts and smaller testes. If your
partner has experienced these symptoms, it’s important to check out
the medical records and find out if their grandmother may have
taken DES in the past.
- [10:05] In any case, it’s always better to diagnose cancer
sooner rather than later. Research is showing that the third
generation of men have an increased risk of hypospadias.
- [10:35] Gender orientation studies showed a slightly higher
percentage of men reporting being gay or bisexual as a result of
being exposed to DES in utero.
- [11:40] More recent studies have revealed a correlation between
early exposure to DES and cancer, cardiovascular disease,
myocardial infarction, depression, earlier menopause, and
- [12:50] We need to look at the studies and consider the risks
of any intervention. We should be accountable for the effects that
may happen to not just us, but in additional generations.
- [13:25] We are what we eat, ate. What our food has been
injected with and treated with has an impact on us, especially
hormone disruptors which have been shown to have a history of
- [14:25] We need full transparency of the risks and benefits of
any intervention, especially in pregnancy.
- [15:10] Thalidomide was also FDA approved for pregnant women in
the United States in the past and was first thought to help with
morning sickness. It was removed from the market in Europe in 1961
because of an incredibly high number of birth defects linked to the
- [17:05] Thalidomide can also be transferred through a man’s
semen, which can expose their partner to an increased risk of blood
clots and autoimmune issues.
- [17:40] Many drug reps have approached Dr. Anna with some
fantastic-sounding treatments, but they often end up having
- [18:20] Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was the first to recognize that
children born in midwifery centers did better than children born in
a medical center. He showed that by simply having the doctor wash
their hands before handling the baby they could reduce childbirth
fever to below 1%. For his efforts, he was ridiculed, stripped of
his medical license, and had a nervous breakdown.
- [19:50] It wasn’t until the work for Louis Pasteur confirmed
the germ theory did people understand what Dr. Semmelweis was
- [20:25] Practice medicine that makes sense. Use the best
information we have at the time and empower the individual in
physical, mental, and spiritual health. We can support our immune
system with good nutrition. We can support our minds with gratitude
- [21:30] Empower your health, regardless of what you may have
been exposed to in utero. Treat your body like a temple and do
what’s right for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about a
- [23:05] Empower oxytocin to be the leading hormone in your
body. Every decision you make will lean towards fear or love.
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