Friday, April 17, 2015

NARM Action Letter Decision on Punishment for Midwives

I have included the letters that I received after my daughter Aminah passes away. I actually received these letters on May 24, 2014. It took a whole year to file a complaint with the North American Registry of Midwives. They made sure that I received the letter on my twins birthday. I felt like that alone was a slap in the face.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Reading Home Birth Disater Stories

I sit back and browse the Internet. This evening I decided to type "Home Birth Disaster Stories" into my computer and I was so disgusted. I just don't want to continue to be mad about the near death stories and actual death stories that I read about but if your not mad enough about it then nothing will change. I just can't believe the number of women and babies that are continuing to die all in the name of a "home birth". Home Birth has became more than a trend. It's becoming a way of live even though babies are dying or have had an near death experience. I was stupid for my decision to home birth and yes my stupidity cost me my daughters life. I think to myself to this day how did I trust someone that I really didn't know to come to my home to deliver my babies on time? I beat myself up a lot about it. What's done is done. Now I feel like I have to warn women who may not know about the risk that here are really taking even though I may be ridiculed in the process of getting the message across. 

I continue to tell women that babies should not be dying at home, it just shouldn't be happening but it is. My question is, What are we going to do about it? Continue to let midwives birth babies at home? I think birthing at home away from a hospital is so dangerous. It's dangerous because if something goes wrong you want to act quickly. Although your midwife may be very skilled, she can not do a cesarean at home if you need one to save your baby. I would like to let new mothers know that most midwives are against cesareans and you may be also but if you were in a circumstance where it could save your baby I'm pretty sure you would have one.

 I think a lot of midwives scare women into less intervention when some women need it. Although you may not have a history of complications (this was my situation) this may motivate you to believe that your birth will go fine with not problems. Reading home birth disaster stories made me ask another question. Why are all these women spilling the beans about their home birth but will not inform the public of whom their midwife was. I feel like a lot of women online that have showcased their story ( as I did) are still protecting the midwife for whatever reason. Don't protect the mdiwife! How are you serving the public knowledge if your not willing to serve a public announcement of the person that cause harm to your newborn baby? How are you properly warning other women of the midwife if you fail to disclose the name. 

Many women that have been in my situation may feel embarrassed or simply may still feel responsible for the death of their child all on their own. I don't know what the true reason may be because I decided to let women know about the midwife that was suppose to be my attendant but did not show. I am partly responsible but I am not fully responsible because a midwife is considered to be a caregiver just like any operationing surgeon/doctor at any hosptial.

SPEAK OUT!
DISCLOSE THE MIDWIFE'S NAME!

Friday, April 3, 2015

So You Killed My Daughter and Ran

That day was horrible.  May 24,2013.  That day I will always remember. Bittersweet, I had a beautiful baby girl and I lost a beautiful baby girl. A  sad lesson learned the hard way. If I could just save one woman for making that mistake Aminah's death would be more than just "another dead baby". The justice system is not on my side but I will continue to raise my daughter's name with greatness. She is a great memory. All the things I see in her sister I see in her although her body is not here. That midwife should be ashamed of herself. Thinking that she is just going to kill my baby and run. Who does she think I am? Does she know that she will never forget me? She will always remember Aminah. Why? She will remember me because I will shine light on the midwifery industry forever. I will always remember how Midwife Joann Falcon killed my daughter didn't step up to the plate. She passed me off in a time where her presence was needed. She killed my baby and still went on to deliver more babies, and somehow because she deliver a few healthy babies after me, my baby somehow is insignificant. I think not.

The Midwife From Hell
-Words of Dreah Louis

MIDWIFE JOANN FALCON

BEWARE OF THIS MIDWIFE

THIS MIDWIFE TOOK MY MONEY AND DIDN'T SHOW UP TO MY BIRTH AND WHEN MY BABY WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT IN THE HOSPITAL WE DIDN'T SEE HER ONE DAY.
MY BABY DIED AND SHE DISAPPEARED. SHE DIDN'T SEND ANY FLOWERS AND SHOW AND CONDOLENCES, OR HELP PAY FOR THE FUNERAL COST. I HAVE BEEN HIT WITH MEDICAL BILLS THAT I WILL NOT ABLE TO PAY. I HAD TO CREMATE MY DAUGHTER AND I PAID THE MIDWIFE TO MUCH!
I FILED A COMPLAINT, SHE WAS SANCTIONED BY HER PEERS.
SHE DIDN'T SHOW FOR HER HEARING AND SHE PUT OUT A RESTRAINING ORDER ON MY HUSBAND AND I.
SHE MADE ME PAY FOR MY MEDICAL RECORDS AND I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE.


WELCOME TO THE MIDWIFE FROM HELL!
IT ABOUT TO GET REAL GOOD.
Dreah Louis
-OnePissedOffMom



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dreah Louis talks Missouri HB804






For all who don't know me I am the Author of the Blog, "The Midwife From Hell".
I go by the name Dreah Louis. I have been blogging since 2013. I created this blog originally for my twin daughter Akilah. I want her to have a piece of her sister through memories of a fight and struggle. I mentioned in the chapter "Home Birth Disaster" ,(http://dreahlouis.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-midwife-from-hell.htm) how my twin daughter passed away. I have been very active discussing home birth safety and home birth. HB 2189 was very important to me and other families, somehow it was put on hold and pronounced to be brought back to the HOUSE at a later date. Recently, another bill has been introduced to the Missouri House of Representatives, HB804. 

Kathryn Swan House District 147

Rep. Swan is presenting HB804. The home birth community fears this bill because they feel that it will banish home birth all together. Most midwives will not be able to afford to insure themselves and be able to provide cost efficient services for their clients. My advice about these concerns are that you can't birth babies at home without any regulation or accountability. Midwives need to be required to carry malpractice insurance. CPM's can be dangerous to a community of women when education is insufficient and deaths and birth defeats are being swept under the rug by their NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) headquarters. When lawyers won't touch these cases, or authority officials delay on reports of midwife crimes, what are families left to do? What does a family do when there is no foundation for accountability. I will continue to support the idea of midwives being more responsible with home birthing. Midwives are governed by their community. They run and manage their own complaint system and there is no internal affair community to shine lights on the midwives that have violated the law. I still believe in midwifery even though my baby died while in the care of one. I still believe in midwifery because I know it is older than me but today there are way far too many midwives to keep account of. I think that midwives can work with doctors as partners rather than stand alone. Malpractice insurance can protect the midwife while she is standing on her own  without a hospital backing her. Reality is that things do happen, bad things and there is nothing better than being a well equipped midwife birthing babies with great knowledge of the women's reproduction system and knowing the law. Carrying insurance does not make a midwife less of a midwife it makes the midwife more skillful of knowing what a life is really worth if a mistake is made.

Below is a site that answers all your questions regarding midwife insurance coverage.
http://www.midwife.org/Ten-Questions-Midwives-Should-Ask-Professional-Liability-Insurance


Below is contact information for Rep Katryn Swan. Her assistants name is Janet Land and she will support all your inquires regarding HB804.


Missouri Government Site/HB804
http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB804&year=2015&code=R

  • CAPITOL OFFICE:

    201 West Capitol Avenue 115-C, Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Phone: 573-751-1443
  • Kathryn.Swan@house.mo.gov
Kathryn Swan represents House District 147 in the Missouri House, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 144 bills.


Republican — Representative — District 147
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

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