On Doulas.com article
NY TIMES article
There are articles and bloggers posting about it all over the net but I'm feeling all the hate and judgement of her more than anything although some support her. It's proven to be just another mother to judge. Even in the natural birth and doula community, people seem to be judging her intentions and 'how dare she use the birth of her child to get paid', 'it is a sacred event', and shame on her for saying labor and birth were the 'worst pain she ever experienced', etc. Who cares! She had her baby how and where she wanted to, and I think neither positive nor negative about it really. Another way to birth and HER choice. But, that's my simple view. It reminds me a little of the criticism the The Feminist Breeder got for live streaming the birth of her second VBAC and first homebirthed child earlier this year. Which I enjoyed thoroughly ;)
I've been working on a blog for a while now about creative ways to pay for a doula or a homebirth, and I think I might just add this to the list, LOL! ;) Be light, ladies. Mamas need to support each other's informed choices, regardless of if we agree with them or not. I am neither condemning her nor giving her any kind of extra special pat on the back. I mean, nothing that any other birthing goddess doesn't deserve, yk? Peace.