It’s been a year since my lawsuit against Better Birth of Utah (and Suzanne Smith LDEM) for abusing me during childbirth. I’ve healed enough from that experience to decide to have another child, this time under the care of an OBGYN. I’m happy to report that this time around I was treated with dignity and […]

I think I under stated the importance of the latest health department data that shows that out of hospital birth has more than double the mortality rate of hospital births. Not just because the owner of Better Birth of Utah (Suzanne Smith) sat in on the review of the data and managed to suppress any […]

Originally posted on Safer Midwifery in Utah :
The Utah Health Department released a study on home birth, and it mirrors the findings of the data released in Oregon several years ago by Judith Rooks (CNM). According to page 10 of the document, neonatal deaths in home birth happened at a rate 2.3 x the rate…

Originally posted on Shame On Better Birth:
I wanted to make a post specifically to show allegations from other people who have had problems with their experiences at Better Birth. I have linked to this information in other posts but it is scattered throughout and not well organized. I will edit and update these if…

I was sexually assaulted at Better Birth during my labor. Later on another woman sent me a report of being sexually assaulted during her labor at Better Birth of Utah, indicating that she experienced the exact same thing that I had. I also got reports from my wordpress statistics website that indicated that midwives and […]

I noted before that Nueve Lunas Maternity is Ester Werbach, and now I found that she is going by Ester Rolaiser. I’ve also found her going by Elda Ester Werbach. It is all the same person. She is trying very hard to hide who she is and what she did to me, but I have […]

One of the worst moments in court for me was when Ester Werbach was called to the stand. The defense announced that her father had died that week so she may have “emotional problems” because of that. But she didn’t, at all. I would describe her demeanor as emotionless, cold. I tried really hard not […]

according to ” SLAPPs are Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.  These damaging suits chill free speech and healthy debate by targeting those who communicate with their government or speak out on issues of public interest. SLAPPs are used to silence and harass critics by forcing them to spend money to defend these baseless suits.  […]

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UPDATE 6/17/2015 Better Birth was ultimately awarded 166$ by the court. Here is their latest filings for court costs. I blocked out the names of my therapists in red, and their paid expert witnesses in black. They are the names of people that Better Birth chose to retain at ridiculous expense, and none of them actually testified […]