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#1 of 3 Old 11-26-2007, 03:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello all -- I just want to give a friendly reminder to be careful about what information you share on this forum. There are those who are so hostile to the idea of planning a birth without a medical professional present that they believe it should be criminalized, and they will make reports to CPS if they have the information to do so. I've been threatened online with this myself, and have recently become aware of talk of it off-site regarding other MDC members. (Please don't discuss the details of that here, it is against the MDC user agreement and would get the thread shut down.)

I don't want to alarm anyone, but I do know that sometimes when we're around others who understand our views we let our guard down, forgetting that this is a public and fairly high-profile forum.
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#2 of 3 Old 11-26-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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Thanks, fourlittlebirds for the timely reminder

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Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of family life in the development of the full human potential of parents and children. At Mothering we recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly helpful information upon which parents can make informed choices. Mothering is both a fierce advocate of the needs and rights of the child and a gentle supporter of the parents, and we encourage decision-making that considers the needs of all family members. We explore the reality of human relationships in the family setting, recognizing that raising the heirs of our civilization well is the prerequisite for a healthy society.

Mothering advocates natural family living, including the ancient way of being with babies and children that is known today as attachment parenting. This way is reliant on the inherent integrity of children and the inviolate intuition of parents. The family is the dominion of parents and children and authoritative knowledge rests with them. This website is a place to safely explore all the aspects involved in such a parenting philosophy.
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MDC serves an online community of parents, families, and parent, child and family advocates considering, learning, practicing, and advocating attachment parenting and natural family living. Our discussions concern the real world of mothering and are first and foremost, for support, information, and community. Mothering invites you to read and participate in the discussions. In doing so we ask that you agree to respect and uphold the integrity of this community. Through your direct or indirect participation here you agree to make a personal effort to maintain a comfortable and respectful atmosphere for our guests and members.
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