October 21, 2018

  Growing up as a child of the 1980s, kids, like me, did not have the luxury of receiving a vaccine for chickenpox. Because chickenpox is often less severe in children and deadly in adults, mothers arranged chickenpox parties to spread the disease from one infected child to another. In 1995, the varicella vaccine for chickenpox became available for children. Since the introduction of the vaccine, I would assume that chickenpox parties are a thing of the past. However, chickenpox… Read more

October 20, 2018

Last month we reported that a Texas mother was facing trial in the attempted murder of her teenage son. Prosecutors accused Danita Tutt of faking her son’s medical conditions and withholding food and water from him. After a three week trial, the jury began deliberations on Monday. On Friday afternoon, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of attempted murder and felony injury to a child for withholding food. Prosecutors alleged she fabricated his illnesses for attention, money, and gifts. Tutt went… Read more

October 19, 2018

The global alternative and complementary medicine market is a billion-dollar business. In 2015, Grandview Research estimated the industry at $40.32 billion. Researchers expect the market to be worth $196.87 billion by 2025 with 60% of the world’s population utilizing some form of the market. Because there is so much money to earn in the market, individuals are drawn into the world to make a profit. Unfortunately, the market is highly unregulated by many governments around the world. Due to the… Read more

October 18, 2018

  Earlier this month, the death of an infant related to a home birth gone bad made the internet run wild. Multiple skeptic groups on Facebook covered the story. One writer, Amy Tuteur of The Skeptical OB, shared her thoughts in numerous articles posted on her blog. For more than ten years, Amy has been a vocal opponent to the under-regulated and under prosecuted world of Home Birth and Free Birth. Tuteur is an OB/GYN, graduate of Boston University School… Read more

October 17, 2018

When my six-year-old son was born, my husband and I decided not to raise him in a church. Neither of us believed in God. For the first two years of our son’s life, he knew nothing about God. Then my husband’s mother passed away, and my son’s doctors diagnosed him with multiple life-threatening conditions. After years of being atheists, my husband and I turned to God to try to make sense of our hardships. Slowly, we began bringing our son… Read more

October 16, 2018

Recently we reported on the cause of death in the Free Birth in California. The infant in the case of Free Birth Momma died from complications related to Group B Strep (GBS) infection the mother had in her body. GBS is a common bacterial infection found in pregnant women. Our story reached the Unassisted Birthing Community on social media. A mother reached out to the group to find out if GBS is something she should be worried about for her… Read more

October 15, 2018

We are bringing you a video statement from Emilee Saldaya, founder of Free Birth Society, following the death of the infant in California. Despite the gravity of the situation, Emilee makes no mention of the infant death. Instead, she uses the opportunity to promote her $600 birthing course and a new Facebook group she says will be available to paying members only. Emilee is just another scammer. She provides dangerous advice to expectant mothers with the sole purpose of making… Read more

October 15, 2018

Last week we reported on the death of an infant related to a free birth in California. The story has gone viral thanks to many of our readers sharing the article on social media. Today we have updates on the infant cause of death. Additionally, we review if criminal charges can be filed in the case. Yesterday, the mother took to Facebook to update her friends and family about her status. According to the mother, she and her partner continue… Read more

October 14, 2018

Multiple studies completed over the past several years indicate several health issues associated with vaping and smoking an e-cigarette. When e-cigarettes hit the market in 2006, companies assured the FDA the products were safe for consumption. They believed the product safety based on the fact that ingredients used in their product were already FDA approved. However, studies completed indicate the products damage the lungs and increase the risk of heart attack in users. When e-cigarettes entered the market in 2006,… Read more

October 13, 2018

Giving birth at home is an option that women around the world elect to use. While the overall number of women that pick homebirth for delivery is small, a 2016 CDC report indicated births outside the hospital are on the rise. A National Vital Statistics Report for 2015 births stated that 38,542 women opted to have their child at home. While the overall number of home deliveries is still relatively low, the number has increased steadily over time. With the… Read more

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