Ahh, stuntbirth, also known among aficionados as freebirth or unassisted childbirth (UC). Stuntbirthers like to pretend to themselves and others that this is how birth happens in nature (no, across ...
Ahh, stuntbirth, also known among aficionados as freebirth or unassisted childbirth (UC). Stuntbirthers like to pretend to themselves and others that this is how birth happens in nature (no, across all times, places and culture, birth is assisted), that birth is so deeply personal and “sexual” that a couple must experience it alone (really, then [...]
Congratulations to the blogger at Hiking the Paper Trail to Parenthood. You win the prize for packing the highest volume of stupid claims into any post of its size! The blogger, an expectant mother, is so ignorant about childbirth that she is happily transmitting mistruths, half truths and outright lies in her post 8 Things [...]
Breastfeeding is a good thing. I heartily endorse it; I did it with four children; I really enjoyed it. But it isn’t nearly as good as lactivists have implied. For example, all those long term health benefits of breastfeeding that you’ve heard about? None of them exist. Don’t believe me? Perhaps you will believe the [...]
Yoni cupcakes. Yes. It’s just what it sounds like. Perfect for the Blessingway preceding your all natural breech homebirth of twins after 6 C-sections. The picture is not suitable for work. You can click here to see it. Beware. Once seen, it cannot be unseen.
On Monday Techdirt published yet another piece on my lawsuit against Gina, MPAA Freaks Out: Insists That Having To Consider Fair Use Before Filing A DMCA Takedown Would Be Crazy: Is it really any surprise that the MPAA suddenly took notice of the case after the EFF filed an amicus brief? The MPAA had to [...]
It seems like every natural childbirth blog or book has a list of “Steps to a Joyful Birth.” I find this surprising since I never considered that there was anything necessary for a joyful birth besides a desired baby. But since everyone else is doing it, and since I’ve witnessed thousands of joyful births, as [...]
Homebirth advocates are hypocrites. They tout two diametrically opposed views of risk in an effort to justify their personal preferences. Homebirth advocates are invariably lactivists. Lactivism is based on the belief, central to attachment parenting, that mothering is about doing whatever it takes to reduce risks to babies to the lowest possible level and doing [...]
My latest piece on Time.com, The Breastfeeding Police Are Wrong About Formula, addresses new research that shows that early supplementation with formula actually improves rates of extended breastfeeding. Contrary to the dire predictions of lactivists, giving hungry babies formula until their mothers’ milk comes in does not sabotage breastfeeding. It’s not surprising when you consider [...]
Not one, but two maternal deaths at homebirth have occurred in the past several months. Yesterday, Mother’s Day, from Baby Center: My husbands cousin passed away today while giving birth. She was 24, beautiful, had just graduated with her masters in engineering, and was getting married. She was due may 15th. She went into labor [...]
Techdirt’s article on my lawsuit mentions a key issue: …. [Gina's brief] then says that the move away from the second host, DaringHost, was because the site was getting too much traffic, and the owner of DaringHost, supplied a deposition stating that he had explained this to Tuteur. Gina seems to go to great lengths [...]