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  1. A “midwife” named Angela Hock has been charged with the homocide after a baby died as a result of her negligence. She assured the mother she could deliver the baby via homebirth although it was breech. She is a Christian homeschooling mother of 5 who is anti-vaccine, anti-doctors, and anti-ultrasound. Now I can’t say if she’s for sure fundie, but plenty of FJ fundies would seek her out if having a baby. She has stayed on her website: “I believe that we were created to birth without invention and that women possess the God-given wisdom and intuition to birth their babies free from regulation. I also believe in women making truly informed choices about their births. “ https://www.nebraskabirthkeeper.com/about https://people.com/crime/unlicensed-midwife-charged-baby-death/ https://m.facebook.com/nebraskabirthkeeper/
  2. akinom

    Hannah Hagarty: Cultivating Home

    Anyone else follow Hannah Hagarty? If I had a gateway fundie it was probably her. Her blog is at cultivatinghome.blogspot.com, but she is mostly active on flickr/instagram these days. when I started reading her blog, they lived in a gorgeous old house in upstate NY, which they were fixing up, and had four kids or so. They had chickens and bought their meat "on the hoof" from local farmers and processed it themselves. Hannah sewed clothes, baked, canned and all the rest. Her husband Sean was self-employed (I think in real estate but I'm not sure) and seemed to be doing well. They were planning to go to Germany as missionaries, but after years of saving money, teaching the kids German etc, decided to stay home instead. Hannah is a nurse but only worked as such for a year or two after college. She is now rather into the woo - kids aren't vaccinated, they use herbal remedies, chiropractor stuff, at one point they ate gluten free without being celiac sufferers etc. I think the last five kids were born at home with midwives, but don't quote me on that number. Now they have eight kids, three girls and five boys. Hannah once stated on her blog that they are not quiverfull, they use barrier methods to space children. They are anti-abortion. Years ago they had a second blog about "biblical discipline" and Hannah wrote a lot about how much trouble their second son was. Later on she hinted that she had a change of heart when it came to discipline but I don't really know what that was or if they still spank. All the kids are homeschooled and the eldest is taking some college classes this autumn (real college). The Hagarty family sold their NY house and moved to Florida last autumn. I think they seem to have relaxed their modesty standards a bit, and wear normal swimwear, tank tops, shorts etc. They live on a smaller piece of land so they aren't doing as much self-sufficiency stuff but still have a garden and poultry (quail). Hannah and Sean love fixing up houses and do it rather well in my opinion. Some things I don't know: - what Sean does for a living now - what denomination they are - if they still eat gluten free - if they plan to stay in their new home or sell it and move to another fixer-upper
  3. 19Kittens

    going full Jill.

    I recently found out I'm pregnant with my 2nd baby. I'm currently 13 weeks along & HATING the Ob/gyn practice that is covered by my insurance, having already delivered a baby, and studying midwifery, I know there's better care out there than a clinic that doesn't call you back for 6 days and messes up appointment times habitually. So I contacted a LM with good reviews and decided on a homebirth. We had a consultation yesterday & OMG i love this woman. She has attended over 370 births and has no qualms about hospital transfer as soon as it becomes evident it may be necessary. She carries oxygen, miprotisol, pitocin, and is trained extensively in infant resusitation. If hospital transfer becomes necessary, she stays with you working as your doula to make sure your birth wishes are followed. I get to have the waterbirth I dreamed of with my first baby and honestly I'm so happy. She recently opened the first free standing birth center in my entire county too and having a water birth there is also an option if I want to be closer to the hospital in case of transfer. I'm absloutely thrilled that this is something I get to experience.
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