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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | 0 comments

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All I have (about HBOT) is a hint - from Australia, re: horses. Here it is:

But did you know that HBOT [Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy] is also being used to increase horse fertility and offspring outcomes. HBOT increases sperm count, HBOT diminishes risk of spontaneous abortion. As brood mares age their ability to fall pregnant diminishes; and the risk of offspring complications are increased.

The older brood mare loses vital function in the placenta which becomes deprived of oxygenated blood; placental hypoxia causes inadequate blood flow to the developing brain of the foal. Hypoxic injury to the foal’s brain results in a condition known as ‘Dumb foal’ with all International Veterinary colleges teaching and recommending the use of – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
However if the mother is human and if the baby suffers an ‘hypoxic injury’ often referred to as Cerebral Palsy’ ‘Delayed Development Syndrome’ etc then why isn’t Hyperbaric Oxygenation recommended as the first line of therapy?

Another link:

For all the older ladies wanting to conceive using their own eggs, my question is, Why could not HBOT improve ovarian function (similar to improved sperm count) through enhanced microcirculation? And apparently, it helps the uterus/ placenta in the same way.

BTW, I don't have any financial stake in suggesting this; I am simply wanting to present something which could offer a basis for hope in the face of longing.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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