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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,070
Posted By mothercat
Vanity US are not FDA approved and are not...

Vanity US are not FDA approved and are not evidence based care. They are specifically not allowed to tell you if there is an anatomical problems or measurements.
They can only check gender and give...
Forum: Homebirth   03-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
My point about bringing the safety discussions...

My point about bringing the safety discussions here is that many midwives are not knowledgeable about them, or are very biased against hospitals and doctors. If the midwives who are advising women...
Forum: Homebirth   03-18-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
Quote:Mothercat, I don't think it is a matter of...

Quote:Mothercat, I don't think it is a matter of being "delicate" in beliefs, but as a midwife you know that fear effects labor and birth. There is a big difference between information based in fact...
Forum: Homebirth   03-18-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
 ( Using the online Free Dictionary.) There...

 ( Using the online Free Dictionary.)
There are 8-9 definitions of support total, but I suspect the ones which apply here would be:
a. To aid the cause, policy, or interests of: supported her in...
Forum: Homebirth   03-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
So how does one prove that they are a home birth...

So how does one prove that they are a home birth supporter or advocate?
Is it just a matter of having had a home birth?
Does being a midwife who assists at home birth count?
Or, does it have more...
Forum: Homebirth   03-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
Couldn't support only forums also be referred to...

Couldn't support only forums also be referred to as "group think"? 
Group think is seldom a good thing.
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By mothercat
Precisely!     It is easy to say that the...

Precisely!
 
 
It is easy to say that the birth certificate data is inaccurate when it doesn't show what you want it to.
 
However, when it agrees with your agenda you can say it is accurate...
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By mothercat
Here is an analysis of the study from med page...

Here is an analysis of the study from med page today.

By Sarah Wickline , Staff Writer, MedPage Today

A federal government report on home birthing trends suggested that out-of-hospital births...
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By mothercat
Isn't this based on birth certificate data from...

Isn't this based on birth certificate data from the CDC?  MANA and the lead author of this study (McDorman) have said that data isn't reliable.
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By mothercat
BTW: the CDC study I mentioned is based on birth...

BTW: the CDC study I mentioned is based on birth certificate data.
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By mothercat
I was reading an old paper by Judith Rooks, CNM...

I was reading an old paper by Judith Rooks, CNM and a home birth supporter. She explained that one of the reasons there can't be unity in midwifery is that the organizations representing the lay...
Forum: Homebirth   03-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By mothercat
I don't understand why it should be a "support...

I don't understand why it should be a "support only" thread. It has been a good place to discuss the good and bad about home birth. If women talk about being fully informed and educated about birth,...
Forum: Midwives   02-27-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By mothercat
Safer Midwifery for Michigan has a new website...

Safer Midwifery for Michigan has a new website that includes a lot more information about choosing a safe midwife.
 
http://www.safermidwiferymi.org/
Forum: Homebirth   02-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By mothercat
Small correction to the comment about birth...

Small correction to the comment about birth centers. I am a CNM and ran a birth center until 2013.
 
AABC is a trade organization. Birth centers can be members just like they can join the local...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By mothercat
If you would like to read a statistical analysis...

If you would like to read a statistical analysis comparing the two studies being discussed that has been done. The analyst is a Ph D and a professor of statistics. She volunteered for this after...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By mothercat
If you feel that you don't have a trusting, open...

If you feel that you don't have a trusting, open relationship with this practice, then why are you seeing them? From their perspective, you don't trust them. They have to be wondering if you are...
Forum: Homebirth   02-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By mothercat
I sometimes wonder if the home birth midwives...

I sometimes wonder if the home birth midwives anecdotes about the docs being hostile is more their perception than an actuality. On one of the lists I belong to a non-CNM/CM was looking for advice...
Forum: Homebirth   09-01-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By mothercat
Here is a link to wikipedia explaining the...

Here is a link to wikipedia explaining the Belmont Report (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont_Report). It was developed in response to deceitful research practices.
However, I found the dichotomy...
Forum: Homebirth   08-27-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By mothercat
If anyone is familiar with The Belmont Report,...

If anyone is familiar with The Belmont Report, this quote will be very familiar. However, the phrase "the birthing mother's autonomy" is used frequently when discussing her ability to make decisions...
Forum: Homebirth   08-21-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By mothercat
Sara Snyder who is the woman in the video that...

Sara Snyder who is the woman in the video that used CNMs at a birth center for a breech birth in which her baby died IS trying to do something about educating women.
She felt that she was well...
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 15,673
Posted By mothercat
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mermaidhair http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By mothercat
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   08-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By mothercat
The two articles you linked to are from 2011 and...

The two articles you linked to are from 2011 and 2012. I have seen them before.
What exactly do you consider untrue about them?
 
 
And what specifically do you consider untrue about what Sara...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By mothercat
What are you considering "a real midwife"? ...

What are you considering "a real midwife"?
 
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By mothercat
And if there is a known bleeding disorder that...

And if there is a known bleeding disorder that causes problems with clotting, then that is too high risk for a home birth.
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