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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…

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 […]

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 […]

shame on you too, Midwives College of Utah

The cowards at MCU haven’t answered for why their grievance committee never addressed my actual complaints about the policies and management of Better Birth of utah. They just pretended this was about one midwife’s behavior and not about the owner of Better Birth admitting “hey, that’s just how we do things here” (to paraphrase) when […]

updates

The midwives college of utah didn’t answer my questions about why a woman who wasn’t approved to teach students was allowed to do so at Better Birth of Utah. They are behaving like cowards and not answering for their evasive (and ultimately, benign) resolution in response to my complaint. ┬áThe only conclusion I can draw […]

MCU will keep my complaint on file, and that is all they will do.

Those who read this website know that the majority of my complaint was about how Suzanne Smith, the owner of better birth, responded to the mistreatment I went through there. In MCU’s letter they claim that Ester Werbach was never approved as a preceptor- why the HELL was she training students then??? They claim no […]