My sister had a baby....with me!!

My sister had a baby....with me!!

So my sister had a baby. With me. At my house on an island in the Gulf of Alaska. One of the most remote towns in the US.

Last spring called me, exhausted and exasperated. In a few months she would be giving birth. Her previous postpartum was miserable after a traumatic birth of a preemie with no adult to help her as she drove back and forth to the NICU, trying to pump milk and care for her family. 

"How safe is homebirth?"

"How safe is homebirth?"

Dr. Amy Tuteur, asks a common question in a New York Times opinion piece. "How safe is homebirth?" Her question is undoubtedly loaded. Known online for being a classic troll, she has been banned from commenting on a number of blogs such as Nature and Science and Sensibility for her inflammatory behavior. She claims homebirth is deadly and any midwife without a nursing degree and a masters degree is dangerous. The statistics in Alaska prove otherwise.