Holly Richardson said that midwife births “are typically very
natural.” The problem is that babies don't always get the memo that
their births are supposed to be typical. Placentas don't know that
they're not supposed to detach prematurely since the midwife doesn't
have the expertise to deal with the resulting hemorrhages. Uteri don't know
they shouldn't rupture because the home is not equipped with a blood bank
or an OR. Every home birth midwife is acting "out of that
scope." Modern obstetrics in the US has lowered the neonatal mortality rate
90% and the maternal mortality rate 99% over the past century (see the CDC paper
“Achievements in Public Health 1900—1999: Healthier Mothers and
Babies, 1999). Why should we go back? Don't mothers and babies deserve
OH, please. Let's not blame Eagle Mountain because some like this moved
there from Michigan.
Yet another tragedy related to Eagle Mountai.