News: Did the Midwife Jill Duggar Dillard Trained With Cause This?

In today's In Touch Weekly online there's a story involving Venessa Giron being blamed for the life threatening health problems of a mother and child. She was the midwife in the birth of Tiffany Nance's daughter Jozzie.What makes this all noteworthy is that this is the same midwife that supervised Jill. Jill was at this birth and Ms. Nance apparently begged Jill to call 911 and have her transferred to the hospital. Plus for added Duggar involvement John-David Duggar was one of the EMTs that took the baby to the hospital. … [Read more...]

Trusting Birth – Another View of Duggar Home Birthing?

Dr. Amy Tuteur is at it again. This time she's explaining in a blog post all the things that could have caused the type of bleeding that sent Jessa Duggar Seewald to the hospital post home birth. She also has an interesting view of the birth stories of other Duggar women that ended up in the hospital. Birthing odds of 200 years ago would have surely killed not only Jessa, Jill and Israel, but likely Michelle Duggar too. Josh was a forceps baby and her twins, Jana and John David were born by cesarean after Michelle developed preeclampsia. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Answering Objections to Home BIrth on High Risk Pregnancies?

by Zsuzanna Anderson, wife of Steven L. Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church  - from Zsuzanna's blog Are They All Yours? - Home Birth Haters Question From a Reader: With all of the complications you have had in this pregnancy, why on earth would you ever consider a home birth? Why in the world would you risk your baby's health and perhaps even his life? If you were so willing to allow extensive interventions during pregnancy, I just can't understand why you would risk everything at the end? I'm not trying to be critical, I'm just completely baffled. I've heard one too many stories (one of which happened to someone close to me) of babies dying because of the lack of adequate care … [Read more...]

Update on Judy Kay Jones: Trial Date for Death of Baby

You may remember Vyckie's story of the birth of two of her children and her near death experiences at the hands of South Dakota midwife Judy Kay Jones and the subsequent deaths of babies delivered by mothers in Judy's care.Nebraska has finally set a trial date for Judy Jones of June 9th, 2014 for the charges of manslaughter, practicing without a license and criminal impersonation. … [Read more...]

The Terrifying Side of Trendy: Are Home Births Safe?

From the legal firm blog of Console and Hollawell cross posted with their permissionMy childhood friend and her husband wanted an at-home birth. Like many, they were attracted to the idea of bringing their child into the world in a calm and peaceful setting, exchanging hospital linoleum for their cozy California home. They weren’t against technology, they were simply taken in by a growing trend that popularizes midwifery as enlightened, almost luxurious. As society emphasizes “all-natural” and “organic,” a home birth can appeal to intellectuals and progressives alike as an alternative to an allegedly intrusive, chemical-soaked hospital. … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: April 6, 2013

Michigan is trying to pass a religious exemption bill that would allow health care providers to withhold care that violates their own personal religious beliefs. Example, any doctor that thinks childrens vaccines are not trusting in God could legally refuse to give recommended … [Read more...]

Judy Kay Jones – “Midwife from Hell” Tells Her Patients to Shut Up

by Vyckie Garrison 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 … [Read more...]