When I was pregnant, I read a book called “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin Derossi It detailed how your intuition, the way you know things without knowing how, was your most powerful weapon against violence and abuse. Humans have a tendency to ignore their intuition in favor of fairness or facts, but it may […]

Things are going better than I ever could have imagined. I guess you can’t continually foist home birth disasters on the medical community without some fallout, eh?

It is frustrating, but at least it will (likely) be over once I get a new small claims trial. Wish me luck?

Ester Werbach touched me inappropriately during an exam, with held food if I did not submit to that exam, and ignored my pleas for her to stop an examination because it was unbelievably painful. Better Birth of Utah no longer employs her, but they do refer spanish speaking clients to her maternity service. Don’t let […]

I am going to upload audio from my trial. Better Birth claims that they will make your childbirth experience what you want it to be, but in court their expert claimed that withholding food unless you agree to a vaginal exam, continuing an exam while a woman begs for it to stop, and leaving women […]

I’ve been watching Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares recently, and ran across the infamous Amy’s Baking Company episode. This is probably the most talked about episode of the program, because the behavior of the business owners is ridiculously horrid. Gordon Ramsay literally quit trying to help because the owners were completely deluded about the quality of their […]

  As most people know, nightmares where you relive the trauma are a normal part of PTSD   Sometimes these dreams are especially cruel.   The worst ones, for me, are the dreams where I imagine my abuse was taken seriously. Where the owner of the birth center or the police listen to me and […]

Looks like I am going to trial. I thought I would be depressed, but I am looking forward to being able to present my case before a judge once again. I have been given an opportunity to hold the birth center accountable and I am going to embrace it. Wish me luck! I was inspired […]

I decided to look at the stories better birth links to on its website as examples of happy, satisfied customers. I expected idyllic experiences that were undoubtedly within the scope of practice outlined in utah state code. The stories posted make such an assumption questionable. Some of these stories make me wonder why Better Birth linked […]

Originally posted on Safer Midwifery in Utah :
I found the recording of a meeting of utah midwives after the preventable death of a baby at the hands of a serially negligent midwife (Valerie El Halta). This post aims to summarize the meeting (click this link to listen). I have it saved on my computer if they…

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