McNabb is my personal hero, not least because he actually responds to my messages on Telegram but because he has delivered a baby at home, on his own. Check this out from his article on Dissident-Mag:
My first child was born at a hospital equipped with a “birth-center” and staffed with nurse-midwives. I was extremely hands-on to the point I had IV access initiated before we even arrived at the facility, much to the surprise of my wife’s doctor. The second childbirth also occurred at the same facility, in roughly the same exact fashion. Both were vaginal births, both were relatively uncomplicated in raw terms. On the third childbirth, my wife wanted to labor at home as long as possible in order to avoid unnecessary time spent in the facility. This resulted in a homebirth, but as you’d probably assume by now, I was more than sufficiently equipped to manage the situation.
Is this rapscallion implying he delivered a baby at home just because?
The next problem with medical supervision is it suffers from some significant clinical decision-making and epistemological challenges regarding risk management. I dare you to find a single doctor in this country that can even begin to define what “high risk” entails in the first place. “Risk” in medical speak is just a huge question-begging exercise that typically falls apart under the slightest scrutiny. It’s an amorphous blob of a term that frequently describes “risks” that barely rise to the level of statistical noise.
Holy Hell, there are so many words in here I can’t begin to break them down, but I think this DUDE just delivered a baby at home out of sheer hatred for the medical establishment. There might be several layers of nuance I am missing but let’s try to suss them out.
The tension between the needs of the individual and the desires of a vast bureaucracy could fill volumes, suffice it to say intellectuals from Michel Foucault to Ivan Illich have been criticizing this trend for at least fifty years now. Finally, because providers operate in a system that exposes them to critically sick patients and human disasters, they are subject to extreme bias from the Availability Heuristic. They know what CAN go wrong, and because Survivorship Bias in this case means they never even see what goes right, their cognitive prejudice becomes exacerbated over time. Contrary to public perception, medical providers are probably some of the most biased and sloppy thinkers in any profession.
The brain-size of this article is somewhat too large for me. I’m what you might call “a braindead nigger” when it comes to reading all that shit you just wrote but I know one thing: hospitals are the source of c-sections and c-section = bad.
Based on the latest data, the researchers found that the country with the lowest C-section rate, at 0.6% in 2010, was South Sudan and the country with the highest, at 58.1% in 2014, was the Dominican Republic.
Other countries where more than half of births were by C-section were Brazil, at 55.5% in 2015; Egypt, at 55.5% in 2014; Turkey, at 53.1% in 2015; and Venezuela, at 52.4% in 2013.
Don’t do C-Sections. I’ll write another article about it. Do vaginal births with a professional midwife and, ideally, doula assistance at home in a water-birth scenario. My birth-woke wife is fighting me tooth and nail to keep me from running this site out of Rob Rundo’s basement in Tajikistan but, prior to beating me over the head with a shashlik, she asked me to tell our readers this one piece of info, at the very least:
When the uterus has been damaged (for instance, from a previous cesarean delivery) the fibrous layer may not stop the trophoblasts from growing deep into the mother’s uterus. They may even spread into other organs, such as the bladder. This condition is called placenta accreta. Placenta accreta is especially common in women who have had a cesarean delivery in the past and whose embryo, during a later pregnancy, implants in the area of the cesarean delivery scar. Although this complication is rare, doctors are now seeing it more often because of the large number of cesarean deliveries that have been performed in the last 10 years.
This is something that is entirely downplayed in the medical establishment as well as online. The only way to find some semblance of truth in the slice-’em dice-’em establishment is to look to “crunchy” texts like those from Ina May. Ina May is an absolute treasure of a woman, and Wigger First activists would do well to stay away from this knowledge and from disrespecting m’lady.
Pending future articles on Spiritual Midwifery (not a spooky tome but a medical one) and maybe Dr Sears, just trust me that you don’t want to do a hospital birth for your first birth. Do a birth center or at-home birth. This is just the first in what should be a series on birth and pregnancy for normal people. If you have a birth coming up in the next three months, email us at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with my wife who many consider to be “more sane and level-headed” than myself.