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Charlotte Church and Ricki Lake?

What do they have in common?  They have both been singled out by the medical community as influencing women to have homebirths.  The difference?  While Ricki Lake was raked across the coals by the AMA and ACOG, Charlotte Church is being upheld as a role model.  In fact, the Welsh Assembly Government had a goal to INCREASE home births by 10%.  Welsh homebirths have, in fact, increased 25%! 

Isn’t it interesting that while American medical groups are making resolutions to outlaw homebirths, their peer group across the Atlantic are trying to increase homebirths?  And isn’t it interesting which countries have the best outcomes?  Did you know a mom or baby is more likely to die in childbirth in the US than in Europe (or even Havana!)?  

Doesn’t the AMA have bigger issues than the 1% of US babies born at home?

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  1. It is interesting, and it’s also cool that she’s the one who’s doing it. I used to LOVE her and still have four or five CD’s! I guess she never seemed like the kind of celeb who would start having babies so young. Is that a European thing too? Because here, they would accuse a woman that age having babies of ruining her life due to the abundance of “things” one must accomplish before starting a family.

    Gosh, I just never thought the girl whose CD’s I sang along with in the shower as a teenager would turn out to be a role model I was still interested in years later as a mother! I am going to have to read more on this.

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  2. Saw a movie that was new to the library that might want to check out next time (saw it on my way out). Something about the art of being born? Anyway I think I glanced ricki lake’s name on the front somewhere…so. thought I’d mention it.

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  3. Saw a movie that was new to the library that might want to check out next time (saw it on my way out). Something about the art of being born? Anyway I think I glanced ricki lake’s name on the front somewhere…so. thought I’d mention it.

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