The following material pertains to this thread.
I wasn’t expecting the kind of backlash against a genuine problem that women face. Not just the denunciation of women who utilise real medicine but the spread of anti-obstetrician rumours. The idea that somehow a woman entering the hospital enters a hell hole of IV lines, things that go “BING” and doctors who claim they know more than women about the physiology…
Jokes aside. The link has stories and photos of babies and families who have suffered through home births. These are the casualties of this hidden quackery. A trigger warning therefore applies. As is a not safe for children without adults warning.
All the articles are provided by the families who suffered. Not by a third party. These are people who want their story to be heard. These are people who bought into the same comments on the original thread. These are people who looking for answers from the Midwives were ostracised and shunned and censored.
There is a human cost to quackery. Buying into the bullshit that a home birth is feminist or empowering kills. Buying into the notion that it is safer or as safe as a hospital kills. Buying into the notion that hospitals are in it for some magic money kills.
I kept these stories out of the previous discussion because anecdotes do tarnish the discussion. We were discussing statistics there. Statistics are people but when you decide whether something is good or bad you have to look at statistics rather than individuals. Once we determined what is so bad about home births (The triple to quadruple mortality rate) you can start to see what really happened.