A few weeks ago Dr. Amy Tuteur wrote an opinion piece about home birth for the New York Times entitled “Why Is American Home Birth So Dangerous?” and the Internet did what it naturally does: exploded with outrage. Inflammatory! Judgmental! Incorrect! I have heard it all, but it’s that last claim that I’m really interested […]
Barb Herrera began working in birth in 1983 as a doula, then CPM, LM. She writes at Navelgazing Midwife and the Navelgazing Midwife Facebook Page. She has three children, two who were born out-of-hospital. After leaving midwifery, she found her CPM did not qualify her for any other work. She eventually became a Phone Sex Operator. Barb says while she is proud of her new sex positive work, it is a bit absurd to move from midwifery to being a sex worker. She ends by saying, "I feel like a Cautionary Tale."