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Monday, March 14, 2011

Is Home Birth Becoming Too Popular?

Our agent on the streets, Ms. Elderberry Smyth Jones has submitted some disturbing photos and articles that show, without a doubt, homebirth is becoming the new Nike bags or Fendi earings.
Fail to believe me? Just take a look at this window scene caught on camera by Elderberry as she and her kids clamored off to unschool group!

As if that is not disturbing enough, Huge Heffner himself got “jiggy” with the homebirth movement and actually went as far as to sexualize it! I suppose we should expect as much from the man who makes his millions making boobs about sex instead of about feeding helpless infants as they are made to do!

Finally, we have the most disturbing article my eyes have ever read! It turns out that the New York Times  thinks homebirth and Placenta eating are entertainment too! Just read for yourselves!

What do we think about this disturbing trend, Mamas? Are we to become one of the sheeple who blindly follow? Or are we to boldly push ourselves further into NATURE until we are pressed with performing strange acts to validate ourselves from the others? I ask you…

Thanks for the Sly Eye for the Mama...thigh? Elderberry!


  1. I feel soiled by association.

    Damn you Rikki Lake, damn you to hell !!!

  2. Damn it!!! I thought I was cool when I had a VBAC in a hospital. So close, yet so far....

  3. Manhattan MidwifeMarch 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    I've come from another blog where somebody posted the link to this.

    WTF ?

    We've worked our ASSES off to get this kind of profile for home birth and natural parenting.

    Hours and hours of getting our hands on numbers, making contacts, networking, PR you name it. Just to get a foothold in the trend setter's peripheral vision and the minute it starts to reap dividends you chose that moment to start up an opposing voice ?

    What is wrong with you ?

    For the sake of home birth and natural parenting we must stick together. Even if there are somethings said or done that don't jibe with you, can you not let it go for the sake of the greater good ?

    I don't want to think this about you, I've known you a long time and respect you..well up to now anyway, but part of me wonders if this is not just jealousy because other people have been chosen as the face and voice of home birth and natural parenting and your nose is firmly out of joint.

    And Heff didn't get "jiggy" on with anybody, the shoot was done in incredibly good taste. It is practically art for crying out loud. Look at the date, there isn't an 18 at the beginning of the year anymore. Gotta move with the times sweetie, if you want to get things done. Home birth is hot right now, time to strike while we can and take it to the next level.

    I really do not get you at all. So much for sisterhood.

    Please take this post down before Perez gets wind of it. If you care about home birth at all, you'll do it.

  4. Oh Honestly M-Midiwfe, that is the most sexualized thing I have ever seen, not to mention the fact that it is dehumanizing to women to even post nude pictures of them unless it is art. Hopefully birth or nursing art. I can't believe the woman hate you have today.

  5. Manhattan MidwifeMarch 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    "that is the most sexualized thing I have ever seen"

    Then you have led a very sheltered life.

    Like I said honey, time for the dinosaurs to stand back and let the new, younger generation set the pace for Home Birth 2.0

  6. I see those greedy stars in your eyes! You're fooling no one!

  7. Manhattan MidwifeMarch 14, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    What are you saying ?

    Have you ANY idea the costs I have ? Do you realize what kind of debt you get into when you pursue certification in a medical field ? That CPM didn't come free with a packet of cereal anymore than the Obgyn's MD did.

    And what of my extensive medical equipment ? Herbs don't grow on trees you know.

    I do this because I love it, because I am dedicated to cutting down the income stream of doctors who would birth rape in even greater numbers to get the next set of glossy golf clubs on the market, because I want to help women do what comes naturally - to trust birth, trust me and to bring, as safely as naturally possible, their baby earthside so they have something to remind them of their birth experience forever.

    That is not greed , that is pure selfless love of other women and wanting to give them options by showing the right way to get what they learn they want.

    If i didn't charge my nominal fee I'd have to take a third job and with the supermarket checkout gig already cutting into my availability I just can't afford to hand over anymore time to work without letting mothers down when they need me the most.

    Would you have their unwanted birth rapes on your hands if I had to say to them "sorry , can't come, call center insisted I took this shift if I wanted to keep the job, you'll have to go to hospital and take your chances, hope the "slasher" isn't on call today, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"


    How low can you sink.

  8. You say all that and yet you would have hand homebirht whored out like the newest product on the market ! Women used to fight for drugs and now they fight for freedom! And your a just a pimp for the MAN

  9. Manhattan MidwifeMarch 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    What MAN ?

    Bar Dr Wonderful and a few midhusbands who generously act as chief administrators, directors of our organizations and spokesmen to help out by leaving us free to get on with our work, what MAN ?

  10. "Herbs don't grow on trees" - LOL!!!! Keep up the good work, ladies!