Category: Childbirth Education

A Freebirth Chat at Skeptical OB

Defending Family Birth Podcast Complete Show

Here is the article and the comment section that followed as a cut and paste from Dr. T’s site.

I dedicated my radio show today to this post as a way to illustrate how I defended unassisted childbirth on the internet. This post contains screen grabs from the site if you want to just read my many comments.

Defending Family Birth

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Defending the seemingly indefensible

I wrote quite a few comments on this blog post back in the day…

I have had many of these types of conversations on the internet since I started participating in chat rooms, blogs, and comment sections of articles and posts critical of Family Birth. For twenty five long years, since 1996, I have played the roll of the Freebirth pit bull defending parents with my words.

Now that hospitals in America are shutting down maternity care for lack of staff and being over run with sick patients, I hope the average person can begin to understand why some of us were so motivated to birth our children alone.

At least for me, doing my own prenatal care and giving birth with only my husband attending has been a powerful psychological preparation for whatever is around the corner.

Jenny Marie Hatch

Unassisted Childbirth in the News!

Some Women Choose Unassisted Birth, Here’s Why

There are compelling reasons some mothers choose to have their babies at home without a midwife or doula.

Jennifer Margulis

September 13, 2021

Unassisted Birth

Unassisted childbirth, also known as free birth or sometimes do-it-yourself (DIY) birth, is when a mom or an expectant couple chooses to have a baby without the assistance of a doctor, a midwife, or any other professional birth attendant.

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