“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. William Saccoman "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.” - Dr. Robert Scott "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." -Dr. Archie Kalokerinos "The vitamin C babies were marvellous. And what was often so amazing is that many of the mothers I worked with were poverty-level individuals. A large number of them were alcoholics who ate very poorly and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't correct this problem. Nevertheless, what I found was that by supplementing them with vitamin C, they actually produced babies that were healthier than a lot of the newborns in the general community. And, as the babies were growing, they were showing fewer signs of recurrent infections and problems in infancy than other babies. To me, this has always been quite incredible. Even if we couldn't correct the diet, just the simple supplementation was doing so much good.” -Dr. Kalokerinos http://blogs.pjstar.com/wellness/2012/10/04/vitamin-c-reduces-labor-time-and-stretch-marks/ https://www.revitalizewellness.org/pregnancy-and-birth-of-a-vitamin-c-baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElI5q0BWKv0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyEXZtt1lDM http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3032617/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19522799 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15308960 And here's one on PROM http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15817864 "RESULTS: A progressive significant rise in ascorbic acid plasma levels (p < 0.01), ascorbic-dehydroascorbic acid ratio (p < 0.001), and total antioxidant plasma status (p < 0.05) from menstruation to ovulation was observed. Moreover, a significant decrease in dehydroascorbic acid was found at the same phases (p < 0.05). Changes of estradiol levels during the menstrual cycle correlated positively with the changes of ascorbic acid levels and total antioxidant plasma status (p < 0.05). Furthermore, estradiol levels correlated positively with ascorbic acid levels (p < 0.05, r < 0.5), ascorbic-dehydroascorbic acid ratio (p < 0.05, r < 0.5), and total antioxidant plasma status (p < 0.05, r < 0.8) in all menstrual phases. CONCLUSIONS: An elevated antioxidant protection during ovulation and the midluteal phase appears to be present in eumenorrhoic women. Moreover we observed a cyclic variation in the antioxidant parameters we assayed in the females in the present study, which could be due to cyclic changes in estradiol levels." - Laboratory of Physiology, University of Ioannina “The concentration of ascorbic acid is reported to be much higher in human follicular fluid than in blood serum. This suggests that vitamin C may play a role as an antioxidant vitamin during folliculogenesis. After one cycle of Vitamin C (750 mg/day until positive pregnancy test) treatment, serum progesterone levels were significantly elevated in the treatment group but not in the control group (From 7.51 to 13.27 ng/mL in the treatment group vs. 7.95 to 8.73 ng/mL in controls). Nineteen patients (25%) in the vitamin C supplementation group and 5 patients (11%) in the control group became clinically pregnant. All pregnancies occurred in patients in whom the luteal phase defect resolved, whether spontaneously or as a result of vitamin C supplementation. We found that vitamin C supplementation caused improvement in 53% of luteal phase defect cases, whereas 22% of patients with luteal phase defect had spontaneous improvement.” http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(03)00657-5/pdf http://lifeissues.net/writers/feh/feh_15vitamin_c.html Shawna Wolf: VITAMIN C BABY TESTIMONY!I had the most amazing birth today. 4.5 hours start to finish, pink and 100% healthy baby, happy as can be, sac didn't break until after his head was completely out, nursing phenomenally well, 2 wet diapers and 3 poops within 12 hours...recovery has been absolutely fantastic and I feel like normal with very minimal bleeding. I did have a 2nd degree tear...baby was 8.14lbs with a 14.5 inch head (this is huge) AND his hand/arm came out with his head. Tear was super simple, though. Went home 5 hours after birth and went for a walk several hours after that. Group B Strep positive (no time for antibiotics as I nearly delivered in my car--didn't want them anyways), and so far baby is not showing any signs of being infected. The cord pulsed precious blood into my baby for about an hour+, even after delivering placenta. Last birth: 38 hours, strained every muscle in my body and could hardly walk for two weeks. Tons of bleeding and pain, baby had breathing issues at birth. Ended up with epidural/pitocin due to lack of progression at 31 hours. These two births could not have been more different.Protocol: 4g SA first trimester, 6g second, 8-working up to nearly 30g per day in third trimester. (Toned it back in final days so stomach wasn't bloated, to roughly 20g/day).I honestly didn't think this was possible considering my first birth. I'm a believer!!!