Judy Kay Jones – the “midwife from hell” who attended me at home and nearly got me killed twice and who is currently facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Nebraska baby, wrote the following “advice” which she uses to prepare her client families to cover up her incompetence and neglect in the event of an adverse outcome:
I am a R.N., B.S.N. and I have been a Bradley teacher for over 25 years. I have also been a Homebirth Class teacher and studied lay midwifery. This is the advice I give to birthing families and to midwives who get into trouble. I know this may not w ork in more complicated circumstances. But this advice eliminates most petty problems before they become full blown.
To the family planning a home birth: Keep your mouth shut about your plans.
To the family who transports to the hospital in labor: Keep your mouth shut about the homebirth.
If the family feels intimidated by questions at the hospital: Keep your mouth shut. Pretend that you don’t understand. Play dumb. It’s not against the law to be dumb.
To the family involved in a third stage or neonatal hospital transport: Only report that the mother was in labor and all of a sudden the baby just came out! A spontaneous labor will not be investigated.
To the family whose midwife is being investigated: When the investigators arrive at your home, tell them “I don’t want to talk about it”.
I found the above quote here: http://
(Editors note: I found this blog promoting Judy – Elegant Mommy’s Exciting Info! In the comments people are discussing the trail of dead babies believed to be due to Judy’s lack of any formal or real training.)
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