Unassisted Bathtub Births and Quiverfull

Here's the FOX 59 report which includes a portion of the interview that I did in Minneapolis:  Discuss this post on the NLQ forums! … [Read more...]

Dear Carri ~ an open letter from one traumatized "mom of many" to another

by VyckieI was recently interviewed by a Minnesota news station in relation to the sad case of Carri Chmielewski ~ a "quiverfull" mother whose planned unassisted home birth of baby #9 ended tragically.As one who has been in similar high-risk situations with three of my pregnancies ~ I wrote a piece expressing my initial reaction (sickened and mortified) to the news that Carri's baby boy had died due to an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) ~ a situation which might not have developed had she sought competent medical treatment earlier in her pregnancy when she first suspected she might be carrying twins.During the interview, I was asked, "What would you want to say to Carri?" OMG ~ I had … [Read more...]

RE: Carri & Benaiah Chmielewski ~ I am sickened and mortified

by VyckieThrough the Free Jinger forums, I was recently introduced to a blog by a quiverfull woman named Carrie who holds to a lot of the same lifestyle beliefs which our family subscribed to back in our "quivering days." I was immediately interested because at the time that I first started reading her blog, Carrie was overdue with twins (she thought) ~ planning an unassisted home birth.This so reminded me of my own experience ~ with Hazelle (whom I attempted to have at home after 3 c-sections), Andrew (who was born at home after 4 c-sections ~ with the assistance of a not-exactly competent midwife), and then again with my youngest Wesley. By the time I got pregnant with Wesley, I … [Read more...]


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