Debate: Too far or not far enough?

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Debate: Too far or not far enough?
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Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:41am

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:42am

First comment says they are not going far enough:

Well sure, it's a start. but I don't understand why they didn't choose to be more direct and tell the trooth.

formula is not just poisen, it kills thousands of babies every year, there was a really great scientifc study I heard about that prooved that totally.

they shoudl have said ff you baby ? you are a baby killer.

we won't get anywhere if we keep stopping short of giving people the full facts.

i am disappointed with this. if we worry about the feelings of the women making the wrong choices they will never know what the right choices are.

i vote for epic fail due to understatement

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:55am

I started reading that and some of the other topics on the blog.

The whole site seems devoted to all natural as always being absolutely the best. eg in terms of birth - birth at home, lotus-birth, and some other things. There seems to be very strong criticism for practices that they do not believe in.

There is no room at all for any mother who births in a hospital, and indeed, does not even seem to recognise that while there are unnecessary interventions in birth, there are also at times, necessary interventions. If we go back to times, where most women birthed at home, there were also very sad occurences of mortality of the mother or both the mother and the child. Old graveyards and family history books are full of this sort of sadness. I do tend to think I may have been one of those cases with my first baby, had I not had a high level of care in a hospital.

Teresa

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:58am

Wow. Is it real? I looks more like a spoof.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 9:13am

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2007
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 2:32pm
You know, I'm not so sure it is a spoof. I know some of the comments are making fun of the whole thing, but I think a lot of these people are serious.
http://themamatao.blogspot.com/2011/03/rivers-super-sad-birth-story.html This is about a woman's birth story of quads.... and this is one of the comments to her.......

TaraTomplinson459 said...

@Crunchmaster Flash

I concurr. There seems to be some riff raff from the sheeple fields drifing through today.

Mama Tao ever since you took this from a private forum to a public blog format we have been invaded by the zombies who think the only outcome that matters is a live, healthy baby.

I'm not sure this openess is such a good idea. if i wanted to know what the sheeple thought I'd go to a doctor and birth in a hospital.
March 16, 2011 10:39 AM

Tessa
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-30-2008
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:06pm
Those women scare me. I hope it's a spoof. I do not get the home birth in every situation people. That just seems like a recipe for disaster to me. It makes me think of mothering.com where they are very all natural to the point that it scares me such as their HIV denialist that led to the death of a little girl whose mother KNEW she was HIV positive yet she never got her children tested or treated.
I also don't think that formula is abusive in any way. I do think breastmilk is best but formula is a close second.
bigbro
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:20pm
Sounds spoofy to me.

My answer would be, "too far."

 


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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2005
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:42pm
Too far.

Its this garbage that starts mommy wars.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:17am

I don't know if they are spoofing or very extreme. If you read the un-naming thing, it is decidedly odd. And others talk about how many of their children survived, but don't seem to grieve for the ones who did not. Also, the idea that you can't really love the baby properly or it won't have a 'soul' if the birth was less than ideal.

If these people are genuine, they are very strange.

Teresa

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:35am

After reading some of the other posts, I've concluded this is definitely a spoof.

 


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