Microbirth: an object lesson in the ignorance, gullibility and desperation of natural childbirth advocates

Any major field of pseudoscience worth its salt creates an alternative world of internal legitimacy. It doesn’t matter whether it is deadly antivaxx activism, naturopathy, or natural childbirth. They all ...

My mom got her HBAC and all I got was a fractured clavicle

Another day, another example of the homebirth trifecta. The homebirth trifecta is the ugly combination of ignorance, narcissism and contempt for the wellbeing of babies that characterizes many homebirth advocates. ...

Microbirth: Doctors present at medical conferences, natural childbirth advocates make a movie

The midwifery and natural childbirth communities are abuzz with news of the premiere of Microbirth, a movie based on purported new medical discoveries about childbirth and the microbiome, the bacteria ...

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Do midwives put their needs ahead of their patients?

Yesterday I asked whether promoting unmedicated vaginal birth is unethical. Today I’d ...

Is promoting unmedicated vaginal birth unethical?

Years ago when I first read the phrase “promoting normal birth” I ...

What’s the main difference between Dr. Amy and The Alpha Parent

Allison Dixley, self proclaimed “Alpha Parent,” is in a snit. Several women ...

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Microbirth: an object lesson in the ignorance, gullibility and desperation of natural childbirth advocates

Any major field of pseudoscience worth its salt creates an alternative world of internal legitimacy. It doesn’t matter whether it is deadly antivaxx activism, naturopathy, or natural childbirth. They all do it to hide the fact that mainstream science and medicine look upon them as ignorant fools. What’s an alternate world of internal legitimacy? [They]have […]

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My mom got her HBAC and all I got was a fractured clavicle

Another day, another example of the homebirth trifecta. The homebirth trifecta is the ugly combination of ignorance, narcissism and contempt for the wellbeing of babies that characterizes many homebirth advocates. This one is a classic of the genre: The Complicated Home Birth (HBAC) of Harlow Taylor…and Why I’m Glad I Wasn’t At A Hospital. Harlow’s […]

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Microbirth: Doctors present at medical conferences, natural childbirth advocates make a movie

The midwifery and natural childbirth communities are abuzz with news of the premiere of Microbirth, a movie based on purported new medical discoveries about childbirth and the microbiome, the bacteria that normally live within the human intestines. Microbirth supposedly presents: …brand new science investigating crucial microscopic events that occur during and immediately after birth. And, […]

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Do midwives put their needs ahead of their patients?

Yesterday I asked whether promoting unmedicated vaginal birth is unethical. Today I’d like to ask a corollary: do midwives put their own needs ahead of the needs of their patients. I’m not the first to wonder whether this has compromised the care that midwives provide to women. Canadian midwife Mary Sharpe and colleagues have written […]

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Is promoting unmedicated vaginal birth unethical?

Years ago when I first read the phrase “promoting normal birth” I was confused. Why would a healthcare professional be promoting any set of procedures or any particular approach to a health issue? I thought it was the job of health professionals to promote safety. It is unethical for a medical professional to promotes one […]

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What’s the main difference between Dr. Amy and The Alpha Parent

Allison Dixley, self proclaimed “Alpha Parent,” is in a snit. Several women have dared to write books about new motherhood that attempt to soothe the hysteria over breastfeeding. Apparently these writers point out that in first world countries the benefits of breastfeeding are small, many women find breastfeeding painful and difficult, and not all babies […]

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The Alpha Parent is caught lying

I’m sure you will be shocked, shocked to learn that The Alpha Parent has been caught lying. Who would have thought that Allison Dixley, Kommandant of the Breastapo, would lie outright in her efforts to promote her personal brand of parenting? Sure she habitually spews mistruths, half truths and lies about breastfeeding. I guess she’s […]

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Awesome! Dutch midwives kill just as many babies in the hospital as at home!

Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! Only a Dutch midwife could take the fact that the Netherlands has one of the highest perinatal mortality rates in Western Europe and the fact Dutch midwives caring for low risk women (home or hospital) have a higher perinatal death rate than Dutch obstetricians caring for HIGH risk […]

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Homebirth advocate Milli Hill has a pathetic need for validation

I could almost feel sorry for homebirth advocates. Their need for validation is so desperate, so pathetic, that they view other women’s birth choices through the prism of their own need. Blogger Milli Hill is a perfect example. You may remember Hill as the fool who made this ridiculous statement: If you believe everything you […]

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People who have heart attacks die in the hospital, too

Hi, folks, Ima Frawde, CHC (certified home cardiologist) here to explain how to care for your heart at home. It’s time for people to take back the care of their hearts from the cardiology industry and treat hearts as the natural organs that they are. Consider: Animals don’t use cardiologists. Animals have existed for tens […]

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