this is all starting to feel like a big attack on homebirth midwives to me.
you know what bugs me is that MDs cause the unnecessary deaths and injuries of so many babies with their premature inductions and interventions and its considered collateral damage. They "did everything they could"... yeah and the "everything" is what caused all the problems in the first place. And dont get me started on the harm they do to women!
And then you have midwives... if they make even one mis-step, everyone turns on them. One baby lost = end of their career. People think there is some text book that says "if this happens then do this..." there may be a text book but it isnt always right. The midwife has to make decision based on the best of her knowledge and abilities. Shes human. And you can ALWAYS find a doctor whose opinion will contradict a midwives.
I don't know what happened with Evelyn but Im extremely suspicious of this whole thing, especially given that pretty much ALL our midwives are suddenly under attack. They may not run the tightest ship over there. But I suspect the incredibly strong anti-homebirth sentiment in this state may have something to do with it.
Mortality stats (for moms and babies) should be public and the practitioners NAME was next to it. I bet Evelyn's is lower than any MD.
I just cant picture this being a real case of Evelyn being negligent or something. She was very careful and concerned at my last birth. A lot went wrong at my birth and she handled each problem calmly and accurately.
Its hard, even for moms who have had homebirths, to really trust the process. We have been raised being told doctors know best. I found myself second guessing the whole way. And if something went wrong, I would have probably gone to an MD for a second opinion and then tried to blame my midwife for the problem. People grieving often need someone to blame. I don't know if something like this happened, but certainly things like this happen all over the homebirth unfriendly country.
This whole reminds me of... did anyone read Baby Catcher?