Mothers and babies who co-sleep or room share get LESS sleep

There’s ongoing controversy in the lactation profession about where infants ought to sleep. Although considerable data shows that co-sleeping is a major risk factor for sudden infant death, breastfeeding professionals ...

Link found between breastfeeding and autism but more research needed

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the image below is quite impressive. It’s the rate of autism over time compared to the rate of breastfeeding over ...

#WhatGoodMothersDo

Most women love their children desperately and want to be good mothers. Unfortunately that leaves them vulnerable to experts, real and self-proclaimed, who insist they know what is “best” for ...

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Be a birth keeper! Attend Dr. Amy’s CROTCH (College of Raw, Orgasmic, Totally Crunchy Homebirth)

I’m going into the birth keeper business! I’ve decided to start my ...

Freebirther: A live baby is not everybody’s goal.

Freebirth, childbirth without medical assistance of any kind, is a stunt, a ...

Is midwifery malpractice an issue of reproductive freedom?

Australian midwife Martina Görner boasted on Facebook: What a homebirth full of ...

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Mothers and babies who co-sleep or room share get LESS sleep

There’s ongoing controversy in the lactation profession about where infants ought to sleep. Although considerable data shows that co-sleeping is a major risk factor for sudden infant death, breastfeeding professionals have tried to argue that since co-sleeping purportedly improves breastfeeding rates, and breastfeeding proportedly improves infant health, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of […]

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Link found between breastfeeding and autism but more research needed

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the image below is quite impressive. It’s the rate of autism over time compared to the rate of breastfeeding over time: Over the past 4 decades, there has been a shocking rise in the prevalence of autism. Antivax activists have pointed out that there has […]

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#WhatGoodMothersDo

Most women love their children desperately and want to be good mothers. Unfortunately that leaves them vulnerable to experts, real and self-proclaimed, who insist they know what is “best” for babies. But what women (and experts) often fail to realize is that what is best is often determined by socio-cultural factors that are left unexamined. […]

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Be a birth keeper! Attend Dr. Amy’s CROTCH (College of Raw, Orgasmic, Totally Crunchy Homebirth)

I’m going into the birth keeper business! I’ve decided to start my own school for homebirth and freebirth. I’m concerned that birth has strayed far from what nature intended and part of the reason is that women have forgotten the deeply spiritual aspects of birth. Dr. Amy’s College of Raw, Orgasmic, Totally Crunchy Homebirth (CROTCH) […]

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Freebirther: A live baby is not everybody’s goal.

Freebirth, childbirth without medical assistance of any kind, is a stunt, a piece of performance art. As such, the baby is merely a prop and an expendable prop at that. Don’t believe me? Believe Desirea Miller, leader of a freebirth group, discussing the idea of opting to get checked by medical personnel in the midst […]

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Is midwifery malpractice an issue of reproductive freedom?

Australian midwife Martina Görner boasted on Facebook: What a homebirth full of unexpected surprises , literally one after the other!! ‍♀️ Mum gave birth to her sweet little baby boy in water and then we thought the placenta was about to come… But as it turned out, there was another baby boy about to make […]

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Freebirth is akin to vaccine refusal

A number of recent deaths in the freebirth community have been publicized by Katie Paulson in a series of Patheos columns. “Lisa,” a member of a Facebook freebirth group for women who refuse any medical care for childbirth told the group: My water broke the evening of the 4th and was discolored. Since I was […]

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Homebirth + cord prolapse = dead baby

One of the biggest lies of the many lies told by homebirth advocates is that unexpected childbirth complications can be managed by immediate transfer to the hospital. Some can, but the worst emergencies cannot. Why? Because in the case of a serious emergency, the baby is often left without oxygen. Think about it: could you […]

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Is natural birth more beautiful than any other birth?

The obstetrician wrote: Occasionally I’m asked why we so often congratulate women on “beautifully natural births?” Some have commented, “all births are beautiful, why do you specifically call out natural births as though medicated births are somehow less beautiful?” … I realize that this is a marketing message. This physician is trolling for more business […]

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Death, death and more death in a freebirth group

It’s not unusual for new mothers to seek out other new mothers for support. They share information and experiences about birth, breastfeeding, sleeping and the awe of having created a new life. In contrast, in freebirth groups they share information about their dead babies. It’s not really surprising that there are lots of deaths in […]

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