Tag Archives: Birth Abuse

Suzanne Smith, Better Birth LLC owner, comments on patient consent

The lawsuit I brought against Better Birth LLC was focused mainly on two examinations performed by ex-employee Ester Werbach (who now deceptively goes by Nueve Lunas Maternidad online). The first examination entailed Ester Werbach digging her fingernails into my cervix during a contraction, ignoring my pleas for the examination to end because of the excruciating […]

A new report of inappropriate touching at Better Birth

I received an email awhile ago… I am sorry I neglected to check on the account here earlier, but here it is. Hi, I have a feeling Esther Werbach was at the birth of my child. I already had my midwife and her assistant there, but at the last minute they asked this other lady […]

another set back

Looks like I will be waiting weeks to hear if my lawsuit is going to be dismissed or not, as well as if my therapy notes are going to go to the birth center’s attorneys. I’m bringing the therapist with me so I don’t understand why they need to read through the notes (unless of […]

Building a foundation on truth

…that is the title of a recent post by a woman who started a blog called One Mom’s Battle. Her name is Tina Swithin. Her blog is about her divorce from a man with narcissistic personality disorder. The court system isn’t well suited for dealing with NPD individuals in the family court system (in her […]

trust your gut

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 […]

Nueve Lunas Maternity = Ester Werbach (UPDATE: now also calling herself Ester Rolaiser)

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 […]

Ester Werbach is still practicing, and better birth recommends her

I am absolutely, completely disgusted with every midwife in Utah right now. I disclosed some gross negligence and sexual abuse by a midwife named Ester Werbach at Better Birth of Utah. She left Better Birth (or was fired, there is no way to know). I had assumed that since I had outed this woman for […]

midwives college of utah dishonesty (AGAIN)

So, as many of you know, I attempted to report Better Birth of Utah to the Midwives College of Utah because I was concerned about the pattern of negligence that I discovered after being mistreated there. I found a string of women who had problems, doulas who wouldn’t rate the place nicely, ex students bad […]

The appeal has been filed

I’m pumped! It was easier than filing the initial suit. I brought christmas candy to the justice court to apologize for having yelled last time I was there (at Suzanne Smith and Tara Tulley, not the court staff, but I still made their job harder). Everyone was super excited! I think a few people broke […]

The questions better birth should have answered

Better Birth has (unofficially) responded to the complaints I have compiled on this website. They never directly address the concerns that are brought up on this website. Here are the questions that I wish they had answered (for future patients): 1. What is an appropriate response when an employee of your birth center is accused […]