I swore I would never write about that woman again. She is the most hateful, angry and irrational woman to ever argue against homebirth/natural birth/un-CNM midwifery.
However, in researching my Denialism post, I stumbled upon a blog entitled Science-Based Medicine, whose subtitle is “Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine.” Curious, I started reading and lo and behold, who else but Dr. Amy was regurgitating her homebirthdebate posts. I rolled my eyes, skimming the first post and then moved down to the comments.
I sat upright. The science-minded blogsters began tearing her theories/posts/comments apart. As someone said, it was like Christmas. Over and over, her writings were demonstrated to be much more opinion than science-based fact and, the most recent post from her has (at last count) 194 comments that spank her for her hatred of natural birth (which they force her to define scientifically over and over again) and her extremely interventive beliefs, a few of the members having had Hypnobirthing births or empowering births, pushing her against the wall in a way none of us have ever been able to do. (I find almost everyone frustratingly gives up trying to explain things to her.)
I cannot exclaim my glee in seeing her opinions questioned so deeply by people she thought were going to embrace her. If scientists can see her craziness, there is hope that she will eventually exhaust herself and vanish from sight.
One can only hope.