Updated For Baby Name! Duggary for Dollars: Jessa Duggar Seewald Edition

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ETA at 11 pm est: The official name of Baby Boy Seewald is Spurgeon Elliott Seewald according to TLC and the family website. Named for theologian Charles Spurgeon and missionary couple Jim and Elizabeth Elliott. Unconventional choices.~~~~~~~~~~Turns out that many on the internet have been outraged by the secrecy shown by Jessa and her family over the birth of her son. Today, Veteran's Day - which is supposed to be about honoring those that have served in the U.S. military, People Magazine inflamed, insulted and irritated many by putting Jessa, Ben and Baby Boy Seewald on the cover of their magazine. Being this issue was coming out on Veteran's Day it would have been a nice gesture … [Read more...]

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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...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why is ‘Home Birth’ so Promoted as the Godly Way?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing we've seen here at NLQ in both the stories told by some of our writers and in the words of cultural enforcers of Quiverfull such as Debi Pearl and Nancy Campbell is a dislike or disdain for giving birth in the hospital. Even when there are tragic circumstances that might have been prevented with prior prenatal care with a licensed physician and at a health care facility --- like what happened with Carri Chmielewski. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Having A C-Section Makes You Bitter?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Steven L. Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Birth HypocrisyEditor's note: Zsuzsanna is upset today because people are talking and speculating over the birth of Jill Duggar Dillard's new baby boy Israel, trying to parse what that lone photo of the new family means. If she had a c-section, why it was a hospital birth instead of a home birth, ad infinitum... which is only natural considering every single aspect of this poor girl's life has been lived more years than not in the white hot glare of the television camera. Zsuzsanna fails to understand that when the average American sees someone over and over on television they become emotionally invested in … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

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According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth's book "Church That Abuse" the hallmarks of a cult are - 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership2.   Spiritual elitism3.   Manipulation of members … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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