Another problem is that neither your vagina nor your cervix is a sphincter. I am simply repeating this for clarity and confirmation, not for effect. Your cervix is not a sphincter. The cervix expands as a result of the contraction and extinction of the cervix from its upper end. Biologists and pathologists have studied the human cervix in detail. You did the work for Part 1, classification. It is not a sphincter because it is a circular thing that other things pass through, any more than a horse is a carriage because it carries people and goods. Oh Lord, it`s exhausting. It has been said that when you open an anatomy book, you have proof that the cervix is not a sphincter. If I say then, show me this proof, you answer with this bs. What is it?? Whether your cervix is a sphincter or not – oh yes, it changes everything. This proves that your revered patron has no idea what they are talking about.
So people like you who don`t have an education, as mentioned on your page, probably won`t understand why it`s important. This threat and its impact on work is not associated with a sphincter. It is a physiological response to threats that is also rather unintentional in action. The result, of course, is harmful to the extent that the beautiful physiological response to oxytocin-soaked childbirth is now supported by the cocktail of flight or fighting hormones of adrenaline and cortisol. You may be wondering what this title is about! Well, that`s something I learned from an amazing midwife from the United States named Ina May Gaskin. She has been helping women give birth for decades and has made a fabulous observation about how our bodies react to certain environmental situations. So this is their «law of the sphincter»: the body has several sphincter muscles – bladder, rectum, uterus and cervix – which are essentially circular muscles whose sole purpose is to hold something until there is a trigger to open and let things out. Usually, this happens when enough pressure is applied to the circular muscles so that they can move apart and thus empty or expel the contents. When this happens, the round muscles relax and expand (as much as necessary) to allow the contents to fall off. Interestingly, these sphincter muscles all have several properties in common: the sphincter muscles work best in an atmosphere of intimacy, calm, and intimacy – for example. Could you poop in a public restroom without a lock? The sphincter muscles cannot be opened arbitrarily and do not respond to commands, for example the «push» or «relax» sphincters involuntarily close when the person feels scared, embarrassed, interrupted or confident.
Relaxation of the mouth and jaw is directly related to relaxation of the sphincters in the vagina and anus – laughter is a great way to relax these muscles. Have you ever laughed to the point of getting wet? When the person is stressed, the sphincter muscles can also tense, a classic example of the influence that a person`s thoughts and psychology can have on a sphincter was a research study on the areas of the brain that were activated when a person`s bladder was opened. The research failed because participants had to urinate while being monitored and monitored – participants found this really difficult and unnatural when observed, and so the research was abandoned. The muscles of the sphincter have their own head. They can hit suddenly if the person becomes frightened or disturbed – men in public toilets can refer to them! In the same way, an animal stops giving birth and moves to a safe place when there is a predator or when it does not feel safe. People are equal; We simply don`t always understand the evolutionary wisdom behind it. One of the challenging areas of the modern approach to childbirth is that in many hospitals, women are trained on when and how to push. Unfortunately, a sphincter does not respond well to these types of instructions and may simply tense or close. With time and patience, the body will trigger the sputum reflex and there will be the irresistible urge to settle in while your baby moves through the birth canal.
Ina May tells the story of a woman who, after medical complications, was transferred from a home birth to the hospital while lying down 7 cm. She was greeted by a rude and brusque obstetrician who examined her brutally and painfully and told her that she was actually only 4 cm tall. Although the woman`s intellectual mind knew she was in the hospital for a reason and that the obstetrician was there to help her, the «spirit» of her cervix simply saw him as an intruder and predator. As a result, her cervix quickly withdrew, as her body of childbearing age felt it was unsafe to be opened and give birth to her baby. Ina May examined her again and indeed, she was only 4 cm tall – her cervix had contracted again. It is a little-known and often misunderstood fact among obstetricians, doctors and even many midwives: it is quite possible for a cervix to close and open during labor. Preparing with natal hypnotherapy is one of the most effective ways to learn how to relax deeply, develop rhythmic calm breathing, learn to overcome fears or doubts, you may want to consider one of our birth preparation audio packages to help you have an even better birth. Ina May developed the concept of the law of the sphincter to describe childbirth, but it applies to all sphincter muscles such as the bladder, rectum, cervix and vagina. What is a sphincter and why is the cervix considered a sphincter? The sphincter muscles are involuntary muscles that do not get tired. They are connected to organs that fill with something – like urine, feces, and babies. As Gaskin notes, the sphincter muscles «expand and contract, and when they yawn, everything inside comes out, and then they close» (Geiss, 2009, para.
10). The sphincter muscles are shy and work best in privacy. According to Gaskin (2003), the foundations of the law of the sphincter are: What anger! And nothing you say matters. Whether your cervix is a sphincter or not, nothing changes. Yes, people give birth constantly in dangerous environments. Ina May simply observes that women`s work seems to stagnate when they do not feel safe. Why should this be such a shock to you? That sounds perfectly scientific and reasonable. If a cervix is not exactly a sphincter, but behaves like such during childbirth, I just don`t see the point of being so angry about semantics. Have you ever been part of an uncontrolled birth? Have you suddenly seen a cervix almost a few centimeters long? These midwives, who clearly despise you, know some things that you probably never get to observe. In fact, this is not the case.
Because the type of structure it has determines how it opens and closes. If it is a sphincter, it should be able to close at any time with decent force. If it was a sphincter, you should see it up close, not only before and after work, but sometimes during it, because no physical process or the parts involved are perfect. So if the cervix is a sphincter, there should be a casual mom who has a baby halfway when suddenly the cervix gets stuck. Does that happen? One way to help a mother abide by the rules of the Sphincter Act is to give her a sense of intimacy with as little distraction as possible. Keep light low, circulation in and out of the room to a minimum, and try not to stimulate the neocortex (the «thinking mind») with unnecessary questions. Even if there is a schedule that she must respect according to the hospital`s protocol, do not let her know. When the mother feels safe and cared for, her body responds.
The sphincter muscles will open and your baby will get out more easily, with less stress for everyone involved. Each sphincter is connected to the light (opening) it surrounds. As long as the sphincter is contracted, its length is shortened and the lumen narrows (closed). The relaxation of the muscle is lengthened, opens the light and allows the passage of liquids, solids or gases. So, dawn. If the cervix is a sphincter that contracts when you are stressed, is relaxation during pregnancy the cause of miscarriage? Do we have to stress pregnant women`s until they reach the end? Do you suggest sleep deprivation instead of strapping? Laughing out loud. Ina May is the one who should test her «law of the sphincter» hypothesis, which she did not do. There is no reason to believe that everything she says about her «law of the sphincter» is actually true because there is no evidence to support it. Yes, because if you open an anatomy book, you will notice that the cervix does not really have the necessary characteristics to define a sphincter. You won`t find the specific statement «The cervix is not a sphincter» because textbooks are already cumbersome and expensive, and focusing on all the things that aren`t all in it won`t help. You need to keep your brain as busy as possible. «The cervix opens and closes in response to stress» is a hypothesis.
The person making this claim must design an experiment to «prove» this hypothesis (the old use of the word, meaning «test»), and then show the design and results to the wider community for comment, criticism, and replication. With sufficient replication, assumptions are generally accepted as true. Doctors have nothing to prove!!! Midwives have nothing to prove. Scientists prove things and scientists have not proven anything that the cervix is a sphincter or not.