Yes, I'm just so scared....quivering in my boots actually. *eyeroll* Puh-leeze....
First take a look at the comments section on my previous post. You'll note that I have a rather pathetic anonymous commenter, who came over from Erin's blog I think. Erin's been enduring some vicious troll attacks from creeps who think it's appropriate to accuse her of killing her baby on her personal blog, a blog devoted to Birdie who died following a c-section in hospital after a homebirth transfer. It started on Tuesday this week with an attack from a supposed midwife, and has continued with attacks from Doctors, mostly anonymous, too scared to sign their own names and take responsibility for their comments.
Now, I haven't had a homebirth, but I also didn't feel the need because a few of my local hospitals including the one I gave birth at every time are so freakin' crunchy and all natural they could out-midwife the most home birthing midwives collective on earth. But I totally understand the desire of many women to homebirth, especially if they are low risk like Erin and can have two certified trained midwives there with them, like we can in Ontario. Between C difficile and SARS and MSRA in NICUs, I for one, get the concerns about hospital borne infections and unecessary interventions.
I have always believed that we should be looking for a middle ground, that "right-sizes" medical interventions, giving them the care they need, but not subjecting them to unneeded procedures and medications.
Most of all, we should be kind and compassionate to others always. Cruelty is NEVER okay, and blaming a woman for causing the death of her own child is beyond the pale IMO. Guilt over our babies deaths is an automatic part of the package for grieving mothers, even when we have the highest tech medical treatment and proof from a pathology report that we did all the right things, so the last thing we need is for someone to rub salt in the wound.
Anonymous I know that to you I'm just another impersonal webpage to troll, but in real life, I have your IP address and you aren't bothering me one whit, but I DO view you and your ilk as a perfect example of why I need to keep on fighting for better treatment of grieving parents.