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Utah health department: Home birth kills babies that would otherwise have lived

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…

sexual perversion and midwifery

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 […]

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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 […]

Husband: My wife almost died at better birth

I am currently waiting for the next court date for my trial. I cannot discuss the trial lest I taint someone elses testimony, but it has encouraged me to write and check up on a back log of emails that I did not address at the time. It used to ruin my day to deal […]

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 […]

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 […]