Statist North Carolina

Midwifery is, for all intents and purposes, fully illegal.

Raw milk is a felony.

Liquor stores are run by the state.

Yet, I’ve never seen a larger collection of liberal hippies in my life.

You’d think they’d recognize the police state that North Carolina is becoming? Apparently the state has dressed itself in the pretties of the south and is taking on the southern skill of killing people with kindness.

I visited with a few midwives today and discussed, again, the failures of the women in this state to take back their own births. And then we visited with some anarchist friends to hear about further back biting and bickering.

The midwife I’m staying with actually had another midwife file a cease an desist against her. Told her not to practice in her “territory.” Since when are women’s vaginas the “territory” of anyone but who they admit?

Goodness. The southern me is blushing!


About supportmidwifekatiemccall

Katie McCall was born at Pomona Valley Hospital in Southern California by scheduled c-section as a frank breech due to the current medical system insistence that breeches should always be delivered that way. Katie's father's family was filled with teachers, her mother's family was filled with healers. It is no surprise then, that she went on to have her own two children and spend her adult life involved in a combination of teaching and healing through midwifery, childbirth education, doula work and serving families in Southern California. Katie attended USC for her general education and then went on to study with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth to become a certified childbirth educator. Shortly thereafter, she certified as a birth doula (labor assistant) with the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. Katie was also mentored through a pregnancy and birth support business called The Birth Connection in Glendale, CA, which Katie later purchased and expanded to include a 1500 square foot education facility, retail store and birthing center. She enrolled in midwifery school and apprenticed with the midwives who ran the birth center as well as with midwives who attended homebirths. She sold her business to pursue her midwifery education full time in 2006 and passed her midwifery (NARM) exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 2008. She went on to gain her Midwifery License from the State of CA Medical Board in 2010. Katie has received supplementary education in lactation to become a lactation educator, vaginal birth after cesarean support, support of sexual abuse survivors, aromatherapy and is neonatal and CPR certified. She assisted over 500 couples through childbirth education and attended over 550 births as of 2011. As a Southern California native, she has a wide range of experience, serving mothers from diverse backgrounds. She believes her job is one of empowering women to develop their own trust and connection with their bodies and their babies during their own unique journey into motherhood. If she has learned anything through her experience with birth, it is that every birth is as different as the women who are laboring. On August 17th, 2011 Katharine “Katie” McCall, a licensed midwife, was convicted of practicing medicine with out a license for a 2007 birth she assisted as a student. The charge arose from a home birth where Katie's supervising midwife could not arrive because she was at another birth. Instead of leaving the family to birth unassisted, Katie stayed. She recommended that the family transfer to the hospital and the family refused. They were aware that she was only a student midwife and that she was unable to secure an overseeing mid
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2 Responses to Statist North Carolina

  1. LA Mama says:

    A friend teaches there, and it’s not a state that is kind to teachers either, ironically, and what are public school teachers but arms of the state? I think, as usual, it all comes down to money.

  2. Seth says:

    Despicable! It just goes to show that while a person may be “right” on one issue, it doesn’t mean they have any clue about the rest.

    So many states have reputations as being very liberty leaning, but I never see it. Texas? Fail! North Carolina? Fail! Idaho? Fail! Indiana? Fail! I’d say the second most libertarian state I’ve ever been to is Montana. I haven’t yet been to Alaska, but I know people from there who say it’s full of fail. Thank God for New Hampshire. If it weren’t for New Hampshire I wouldn’t live in the states anymore.

    Of course, New Hampshire isn’t perfect. We have a long way to go, but at least it’s not a total failure, and it gets better every time a person like yourself moves here.

    Can’t wait for you to arrive!

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