Newsletter: April 1999

 
Subject: The Midwives of Our Lives

 
Hello Everyone!

As you get older children assume even more importance in your life.
Just a few minutes ago I said goodbye to our 19 year old son, Toby, who
returned to college at Millikin University to finish off his sophomore
year. Let me tell you that this is always a painful experience for me. It
seems like just yesterday that I were diapering him and carrying him
around on my hip because he couldn’t walk yet. Memories flood my head.
When he was 5 years old we called the police because we couldn’t find him
for a couple of hours. We were frantic! Well, it turned out he was angry
at us for some 5-year-old-reason and he had hidden under his bed.
Effective revenge. But catch this: last night he made a grand statement.
He said, “I think I want to be a Republican!”  Can you imagine what this
means to a Libertarian like myself? I was mortified. And this from a boy
who was homebirthed and breastfed!  ;-)

This month the focus is on MIDWIFERY

I’ve launched a new site which is essentially a database of contact
information for midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and childbirth
educators. You can see the site here:
http://www.compleatmother.com/midwives/index.htm
It is also linked from the opening page of our site:
http://www.compleatmother.com
The purpose of the site is to provide a place where people can locate
childbirth professionals around the world AND a place where people 
can learn more about these professions. 

I need your help with the new Midwives site in two ways:

1) We need many more listings. If you know any professionals who are
not yet listed on the site, please ask them contact me at
[email protected]
Perhaps we can play a small role together in creating more awareness
of gentle birthing and child-rearing alternatives.

2) Since this is a new site I would like you to explore it and to let me
know how to improve it. What might be added to make it a better 
place to visit? How can I improve the navigation? Any comments
are welcome, pro and con.

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What’s new at The Compleat Mother website?

The Case for Midwives-- an essay by Leilah McCracken on
the opening page.
http://www.compleatmother.com
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Mother's Poetry
A brand new section for YOUR poems. Send in your best poetry for the
natural parenting world to read.
http://www.compleatmother.com/poems.htm
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Breast-Feeding is a Skill -- Not a Crime
from the San Diego Union-Tribune
A mother is prosecuted for the death of her child; she had rare condition
called insufficient milk syndrome.
http://www.compleatmother/bf_crime.htm
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The Shelf Life of Fear   
Short article by Duane Voskuil, Ph.D on lasting effects of mistreatment of
babies.
http://www.compleatmother.com/articles.htm
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Marketing Infant Formula  
Read a powerful letter from Michael Latham, M.D.
http://www.compleatmother.com/litters2.htm
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Infant Worries Could Be Carried for Years
Where Does Baby Stress Go?
Linked to ABC NEWS for the full article.
http://www.compleatmother.com/offtheline.htm
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Valentine for a Breastfeeding MomSound heartwarming? Nope.
http://www.compleatmother.com/litter2.htm
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Study: Solvents Cause Birth Defects   
Just one of many manmade things that do.
http://www.compleatmother.com/offtheline.htm
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The Butterfly and the Episiotomy - an interesting poem
http://www.compleatmother.com/homebirth.htm
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The Faulty Theology of the Ezzos
A Christian mother examines the Ezzo child-rearing theory from the
theological aspect.
http://www.compleatmother.com/ezzo_theology.htm
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The Stepford Children
The beat goes on. Read this Washington Post
article and be amazed. Noone would ever call
Gary Ezzo's followers "critical thinkers."
http://www.compleatmother.com/ezzo_post.htm
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And don't forget to take a look at these pages where there's always
something new:

What's New
http://www.compleatmother.com/what'snew.htm

Dear Mother Dear
http://www.compleatmother.com/dearmother.htm

Humor
http://www.compleatmother.com/eternally_pregnant.htm
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