I was reading Navelgazing Midwife's open letter to Janet Fraser with great interest.
I haven't understood the extremeness of the UC movement. Here's my response to the post...
My heart goes out for Janet's loss.
The thing that just gets me is that this was a totally preventable death. Just because you can labor for five days, doesn't mean your baby can. I have alway thought that being a mother is about protecting your children from harm. I would do anything (or have anything done to me) to protect my children. That's what being a mother is about. This extreme movement is selfish and obviously has the potential to be harmful to mother and/or child. I understand the desire to protect the birth experience - that is important - but not to the extent of the child's life!
As a thread on Janet's website talks about 'name and shame' a midwife...maybe she's not the only one to be 'shamed'.