Happy Birthday, Anastasia

14 years ago on this day, my daughter, Anastasia, was born still. She was put on machines for two months and two days, and basically tortured by the medical profession who inflicted all sorts of painful procedures on her day, after day, after day. Her short presence in my life, combined with what I witnessed happening to her tiny little body, completely transformed my world.

Anastasia died on July 14, 1998 while they were trying to slice a hole into her throat - a procedure called a "tracheotomy." It was only years later that I discovered that they often do not use anesthesia on newborn babies during surgery. Instead, babies are paralyzed so they cannot move but can feel everything that is done to them.

Anastasia - I love you so much. And until my dying day, I will do everything I can to alert people to what is happening to babies in many hospitals around the world. And I will work every day to create a reality in which it will be safe for you to live.

Happy Birthday, Anastasia.

❤ Mom

Learn more from Jeanice Barcelo, M.A., at Birth of a New EarthBarcelo is an international public speaker, an independent childbirth educator, a prenatal and birth trauma prevention specialist, and the founder of the Birth of a New Earth International School for Conscious Procreation. She is a TV and radio show host and the creator of the Birth of a New Earth Curriculum. Jeanice offers workshops, teacher trainings, and seminars, as well as a 12-week program designed especially for men.



  1. Oh, what a precious soul. THank you for all of your hard work, she obviously continues to make a difference every day!

  2. My heart goes out to you. I hope you touch millions of others hearts like you have touched mine. God Bless.

  3. I experiences the same thing in August of 2000...my baby girl lived for one month one day. My heart goes out to you. Blessings



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