Dr. Amy live

I tried Facebook Live for the first time today! I did a 30 minute question and answer session.

  • rational thinker

    Does anyone have a link to the home birth twins death. The post the egocentric mother wrote?

    • mabelcruet
      • rational thinker

        Thank you

        • mabelcruet

          It’s an appalling read-me, me, me, I, I, I the whole way through. And she ‘honours’ the baby that she helped to kill by adding an extra exclamation point when she writes. Wow-such a fitting memorial for the poor child, killed because his mother was a selfish, witless moron.

          • PeggySue

            Whoa. What was that supposed MD thinking?

          • rational thinker

            I am gonna call bullshit on the one being a home birth OB, I think mom is lying about that.

          • swbarnes2

            No, they seem to exist. She says she’s in California, and I found this guy, so they exist

            http://www.birthinginstincts.com/home-1

            It seems that in California, midwives can’t attend twin births, and she says they stayed with her the whole time in the hospital. I figure they would have stayed away if they thought they’d be in trouble. So they must have been operating under an OB

          • EmbraceYourInnerCrone

            He’s a real guy, If its the same homebirthing California doctor, then I think Dr Amy has written about him in the past, he got 7 years probation for having consensual sex with a patient…

            http://whatifsandfears.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-fischy-doctor.html

            https://www.skepticalob.com/2011/08/dr-stuart-fischbein-bedside-man.html

          • rational thinker

            Omg How does he still have a medical license?

          • swbarnes2

            In the post, the OB attends with her midwife partner, and the initials look like AM. So unless the author is being really really sneaky…this guy isn’t the one for this home birth.

          • rational thinker

            I thought about reading through it again just to count how many times she used the words “I” and “me” but it would take too long. The comments were all supporting her too, if there was a negative one it probably got deleted right away.
            I think the woman needs some serious mental help, and not from a chiropractor or some other quack but from a REAL doctor.

        • Heidi

          Cringe cringe cringe. She is also an ex-vegan, gluten-free,.”gut damage” and “toxic mold” sufferer supposedly with an autoimmune disease but I suspect this is either naturopath or self-diagnosed. She eats REAL food, while I’m over here eating the kiddo’s toy food I guess. I’m sure I’d actually rather eat some plastic corn than her Paleo instant pot trash. . .I didn’t know the Instant Pot was millions of years old!

          • AnnaPDE

            Oh didn’t you know paleo people put all the wonderful healthy food they collected from a range of continents into an earthen pot that was heated by timer-controlled hot rocks?

          • Heidi

            Oh yeah, I forgot how historically accurate the Flintstones was.

  • Leading Zero

    Sorry I missed this! I’d just like to say that I keep thinking about your recent post about lactation professionals making breastfeeding harder. (Here:http://www.skepticalob.com/2019/12/why-have-lactation-professionals-made-breastfeeding-so-much-harder-than-it-ever-was-before.html ) I feel like you’ve not only hit the nail on the head, you’ve found another weakness in the whole modern approach to breastfeeding. I’d love to see you follow it up some more.

    When I gave birth 25+ years ago (before the internet), the slogan was “breast is best” and in hospital I was warned that pacifiers and baby bottles could cause “nipple confusion” and torpedo my breastfeeding. Just those two points were enough to cause me to try to exclusively breastfeed. Turns out that was not the best choice for my baby or for me.

    Now, there is even more pressure and more restrictions. It would be interesting to see a timeline of what got added and when. (Yes, I’m a history nerd, why do you ask?)

    • EmbraceYourInnerCrone

      Small world! I also gave birth 25 years ago and Breast is Best was up in the OB office and the hospital and the person(retired nurse) doing the hospital Lamaze classes was a Lactivist/La Leche League devotee. She could not say enough about the wonders of breastfeeding and cloth diapering etc. I had decided before the class I was going to formula feed but she sure was NOT someone that would have persuaded me, quite the opposite!

    • Who?

      Me too, and I’ve wondered the same thing.

      We were also told-pretty strongly-that there should be no solids before six months, but my boy was so hungry I started him early and lied about it when asked. Which from my mature sane current standpoint seems like something I would never do and also (in other circumstances) quite dangerous, but that’s the level at which I didn’t want to hear what I knew would be said. My daughter was supplemented from a couple of weeks old, mainly because we had a wedding to go to and Mum insisted on her being able to take a bottle.

      It would be interesting to know how things have built up to today’s point.