Are the women who run birth blogs morally culpable for the deaths that result from their misinformation?

There is a group of women out there who proudly and unapologetically kill and injure babies. They are birth bloggers and they are a plague on babies who want nothing ...

The most powerful arguments against homebirth

Thinking about homebirth? These mothers of these babies were, too. Their babies are dead as a result. In one case, the mother died. James died after an abruption Baby Girl ...

What’s the real chance of having a C-section if you give birth in a hospital? A lot lower than you’ve been told.

If I had a nickel for every time a homebirth advocate claimed that a “risk” of hospital birth is a 1 in 3 chance of having a C-section, I’d be ...

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Giving birth in the hospital is an act of love; giving birth at home has become an act of selfishness.

How many babies have to die before homebirth advocates acknowledge that it ...

Have a live Tweeted, professionally photographed, video streaming, non-technological homebirth!

Hi, folks Hypa (short for Hypatia) Crit, CPM here to introduce you ...

Children at homebirth; just whose needs are being met?

There is a disturbing homebirth photograph that is now circulating on the ...

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Are the women who run birth blogs morally culpable for the deaths that result from their misinformation?

There is a group of women out there who proudly and unapologetically kill and injure babies. They are birth bloggers and they are a plague on babies who want nothing more than to live and to live uninjured by preventable birth injuries. The babies’ biggest enemy is the dozens of stupid, self important women with […]

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The most powerful arguments against homebirth

Thinking about homebirth? These mothers of these babies were, too. Their babies are dead as a result. In one case, the mother died. James died after an abruption Baby Girl in Portland taken home to die due to massive brain damage when she failed to breathe at birth. “Thor” son of author Elizabeth Heineman died […]

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What’s the real chance of having a C-section if you give birth in a hospital? A lot lower than you’ve been told.

If I had a nickel for every time a homebirth advocate claimed that a “risk” of hospital birth is a 1 in 3 chance of having a C-section, I’d be a very rich woman indeed. What’s the real risk of having a C-section? A lot lower than you’ve been told. I’ve written in the past […]

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What are the odds that the peer review of Texas homebirth midwife Gina Phillips will be a whitewash?

Gina Phillips, the homebirth midwife who was supposed to be at the labor of baby James‘ mother, but was home “resting” instead, will be the subject of a homebirth midwifery peer review next week. It’s difficult to learn the details, because this process, which is supposed to be a form of accountability and a way […]

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Giving birth in the hospital is an act of love; giving birth at home has become an act of selfishness.

How many babies have to die before homebirth advocates acknowledge that it has become an act of selfishness? How about two babies a day? Last Sunday, the same day that doula Nirvana “Harley” Jennette was taking hideous risks with the life of a baby in Georgia, two other midwives (one in Texas, and one in […]

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Have a live Tweeted, professionally photographed, video streaming, non-technological homebirth!

Hi, folks Hypa (short for Hypatia) Crit, CPM here to introduce you to the wonders of childbirth without technology. So few people have seen a real natural childbirth that we thought it would be instructive to bring one to you on an IMAX screen so we can capture every detail Before I introduce our birth […]

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Children at homebirth; just whose needs are being met?

There is a disturbing homebirth photograph that is now circulating on the web. You can find the photograph here. Those posting and sharing the photo find it charming. I find it emblematic of so much that is wrong with homebirth. What does the photo depict? It’s a picture of a young girl about four years […]

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Vicki Markham Williams, the doula who recommends VBAC after uterine rupture

Taking obstetric advice from a doula is like taking architecture advice from a cleaning woman. Sure, a cleaning woman cares for a home, business facility or skyscraper, but she knows nothing about how to build any of those things, and only a fool would think otherwise. Sure, a doula knows how to care for women […]

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All VBACs are not created equal

Several weeks ago I wrote about the one size fits all approach of homebirth midwives. No matter the question, the answer is always homebirth. Natural childbirth advocates have a one size fits all approach, too: Personal characteristics are irrelevant. Advanced maternal age, maternal obesity, pre-existing maternal disease? It doesn’t matter because the counseling and treatment […]

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Photo contains graphic violence? Really?

After that title, you’re undoubtedly looking for the photo containing graphic violence. Would you believe that it’s the picture at the top of the post? Yes, that picture of the beautiful baby Mary Beth in her coffin after her death at homebirth. That picture was reported as containing graphic violence. Twice! Once when the picture […]

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