All Posts Tagged ‘ricki lake’

  • 100 Hospital Tour – “Positive Pregnancy, Positive Birth”

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

    It’s Tuesday already. I feel like I missed all of last week. It simply got away from me. Parents certainly understand how days and weeks can disappear and children do keep us quite aware of how quickly time passes.

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  • Yes, I Am Picking On Ricki Lake. A Little Background.

    Thursday, February 4th, 2010

    I might be just about done with this but seeing Ricki Lake on a recent talk show and still hearing women elevate her to near sainthood for “returning us to homebirth” has just steamed me once again. I really don’t have anything personal against Ms. Lake. I am just so very bothered by celebrities; – actresses, models, etc. taking personal stances on whatever their favorite subject is and using their ability to reach a mass audience to promote their cause. It is exploitation of the worst kind.

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  • Celebrity Scientists? I Don’t Think So

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

    I get fired up about things. Those closest to me definitely know this. Those I often meet for the first time, quickly learn this. I teach Alexander that his passions and his beliefs matter. And that having his own thoughts and opinions, regardless of who agrees with them, are much better than having none at all. So what am I getting to?

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  • Homebirth – Not Nirvana

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    As you know, if you have been following my blog this year, this is a subject I feel very strongly about. I’ve written about it many times. Yet another, very sad story was on MSNBC a few days ago outlining the risks of giving birth at home. Catherine and Ricardo lost their daughter because labor went on abnormally for days, without medical attention.

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  • Cara Muhlhahn

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    There has been a great deal of discussion during this last week regarding Cara Muhlhahn, the midwife portrayed in Ricki Lake’s film, The Business of Being Born. The article does a very good job of outlining several different aspects of her practice. Ms. Muhlhahn has birthed many hundreds of healthy babies and appears to be well thought of by the majority of her clients. She has also settled a “just under a million dollar” malpractice suit stemming from a baby damaged during birth and has had a baby die under her care.

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