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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mommel View Post

Fear. It's what's for dinner. nut.gif

 


Geez. Just because you read something "scary" doesn't mean you suddenly have to be so scared, you go hide in a closet all day.

Scary stuff is a part of life and if women weren't able to face "scary" stuff on a day to day basis, none of us would ever leave our homes.

Crossing a road with lots of traffic is dangerous too.

And yeah, ugly car accidents DO happen and are on the news regularly.

Do I stop crossing roads or driving my car because of either? No.

Do I wear a seatbelt and have an airbag?

Yes.

Because, thanks to the news and the information, I know that doing without either can be dangerous, so I adapt.

 

post #22 of 27

I never said some facts aren't scary... I just said that spreading fear without facts is inaccurate at best and dangerous at worst.

 

Here is the link for the OR regulatory board run by the state to regulate midwifery in Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/DEM/about_us.shtml

 

You can find records of complaints and check on specific midwives there. FACTS, people... not just scary campfire stories that go bump in the night.

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Originally Posted by Kanna View Post

Geez. Just because you read something "scary" doesn't mean you suddenly have to be so scared, you go hide in a closet all day.

Scary stuff is a part of life and if women weren't able to face "scary" stuff on a day to day basis, none of us would ever leave our homes.

Crossing a road with lots of traffic is dangerous too.

And yeah, ugly car accidents DO happen and are on the news regularly.

Do I stop crossing roads or driving my car because of either? No.

Do I wear a seatbelt and have an airbag?

Yes.

Because, thanks to the news and the information, I know that doing without either can be dangerous, so I adapt.

 


Edit to correct link.

 

post #23 of 27

Here's a status report on demographics of home birth in Oregon from 2008 stats: http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/DEM/docs/Publications/OHLA_DEM_Midwifery_in_Oregon_2008_07_09.pdf?ga=t

 

And if you want to check on a specific midwife in Oregon, use this site, choose DEM as the board and choose her license type (even if it's unlicensed: https://elite.hlo.state.or.us/elitepublic/LPRBrowser.aspx This can also be used for OBs as well... but I haven't seen any other stats on OBs, so I'm wondering where they come from... anyone with a link to that claimed information?

post #24 of 27

http://oregonmidwifereviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/game-of-risk.html

 

There's a new post about risk factors and regulations. Not sure what to think about this.

post #25 of 27

I think that you need to realize that what written here is not necessarily true. This blogger has a lot to say about midwives due to her bad experience, but it is far from the experience of most midwives clients. I also want to point out that she wrote a blog entry about a family's twin/breech birth and when the family commented about their actual experience and feelings they were pretty much insulted then all the comments were taken down. I truly don't think this blogger has women and babies best interests in mind. She is pushing a her midwife hating agenda and will not take any unlike comments seriously or publish them anymore so we are not getting the whole picture here.

 

 

post #26 of 27

Just to clarify something a pp said, too...  Andaluz and Alma are freestanding birth centers, zero hospital affiliation.  I had my son at Alma, don't know a thing about Andaluz, but the way the comments were written, it was as though "birth centers" (specifically those two) are just another set of cogs in the hospital machinery.  That may be true where hospital affiliated birth centers, staffed by CNMs are concerned, but is not the case with the freestanding, CPM staffed model.  Not, I believe, in terms of basic principles, and certainly not in my experience.

post #27 of 27

This entire thread, starting with the OP, has raised flags. This forum is not a place to debate scope of practice for midwives so many of the posts to this are out of place.

 

Second, we are not hosting reviews of practitioners in the tribal forums. Reviews should be placed in the Practitioners and Services Reviews

 

Thirdly, there are members posting to this thread that are showing a pattern of posting to denigrate or otherwise criticize homebirth and midwifery, demonstrating a personal agenda. If this continues I will issue warnings and consider removing their posting privileges  to specific forums.

 

Finally, oregonmom2011 is another account registered by the same individual who registered and posted as freudian slip, anon of cleves, and whalemilk and even in this thread as Tom Bombadil so I suspect this post was placed with untoward, trollish intentions. I am closing these four acounts. Any questions can be sent to me at administrator@mothering.com. This thread is closed. 

 

 

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