It is with regret that I make this my last post. I found MDC when my twins were little, and was excited to find a large community of thoughtful, crunchy moms.
It's been a long time since I've enjoyed participating in a thread here. There clearly are trolls (the ones I care about are anti-HB), posters with bad grammar, vehement arguments, and very low post counts. They are troublesome, but what bothers me more are the more subtle posters. I don't need everyone to agree with me 100% of the time. But on more and more threads in the past year there are controlling, negative, hostile posters.
Talking about the Homebirth forum in particular, the majority of the posters seem to not support HB. They throw up biased arguments and well worn attacks: women can't be trusted to make their own choices or evaluate the evidence, HB is all about the experience. All that matters is a living baby!
What the birth arena needs is a HB positive place, the forces against HB are plenty strong and vocal enough. I'm so glad I didn't find MDC when I was planning my HB. It would have clouded my judgment. And if MDC isn't a resource to moms, it's just a chat room for b""chy people.
For my own peace of mind, I'm staying away from MDC, and have and will encourage others to do the same. Thought you should know and consider doing what you can to foster a community more in line with your stated goals.