Friday, February 8, 2008

A response to the fellows

Rixa has an amazing, honest and accurate response to the recent ACOG press release on homebirth.

She says it much more succinctly than I ever could.

While I wouldn't expect them to say anything differently, the patronizing tone of the release (that somehow a mother just wants a candlelit romantic experience and cares little for her health or that of her baby's) really disappointed me.

We are part of a large, successful, truth-seeking movement...proved specifically by the defensiveness of this release.