Media Coverage Of Unassisted Homebirth

Television:

Washington, DC – February 6, 2008. Lynn and Bob Griesemer and homebirthed children, Millicent and Michael featured in news story on DC's ABC News 7 (WJLA) about parents choosing to give birth at home without doctors or midwives.

Lynn M. Griesemer was the featured guest on the PBS Program TO THE CONTRARY during the week of 10/19/07.  Visit www.tothecontrary.org for a Podcast if you missed the show.

Charleston, SC – August 13, 1998. Interview on WCBD-TV (Channel 2) by Erica Bryant-Fields (anchor/reporter), 5pm and 11pm news.

Charleston, SC – September 22, 1998. Live interview on WCSC-TV Channel 5 – Midday with Mike Hiott.

Radio:

“The John and Ken Show” - National Talk Radio Interview on over 100 stations – October 19, 1998 and rebroadcast on January 1, 1999. 1 hour interview.


Charleston, SC – September 20, 1998. Live interview on WTMA Talk Radio with Ray Leone, Charleston, SC.



Charleston, SC – February 12, 2000. Live interview on WTMA Talk Radio with Dr. Julie Peterson, 1 hour interview.


Newspaper Stories:

  This is a partial listing of unassisted birth articles in the news between July and October 2007.  I was told that articles appeared in prominent newspapers in Boston, England, India, Canada and Sweden, so unassisted birth is definitely becoming more visible.

Washington Post (7/31/07) – “Do-it Yourself Delivery”

The Columbian (Portland, OR) (8/3/07) – “Women Delighted to Give Birth Without Help”

The Hartford Courant (8/21/07) – “Some Choose Birthing Alone

Inside Bay Area (San Francisco) (8/6/07) – “More Moms are Choosing Do-it Yourself Childbirth”

The Honolulu Advertiser (8/4/07) – “Some Choose Do-it Yourself Birth”

The New Britain Herald (CT) (9/16/07) - “Rocky Hill Native Touts Natural, Unaided Birth”

Wilmington Star (NC) (9/2/07) – “Strange News:  Freebirthers Go it Alone Despite the Risks”

Charleston, SC – September 10, 1998. “Home Birth Rewarding Experience” article in the Life! Section of The Post and Courier by reporter Brenda Rindge.

Rocky Hill, CT – September issue of Rocky Hill Life. “Home Birthing and You” article by editor Kim Sirois Pita.


Charleston, SC – January 2, 2000. “Home Delivery” article on the front page of the Sunday’s Life section of The Post and Courier by Jennifer Berry Hawes.



Merced, CA – January 16, 2000. “Home Alone Childbirthing” article in The Modesto Bee, by Lorri Wickenhauser.



Internet

Internet publications that carried articles on unassisted homebirth between July and October 2007:  Pregnancymax, Kaisernetwork.org, Huffington Post www.medicalnewstoday.com (8/2/07) – “Washington Post examines Practice of UC in U.S.

Publications that published Lynn’s childbirth columns in 1999:

-PENFAM Crier Newsletter: Families for Natural Birth and Health Care, POB 394, Norge VA, 23127-0394. Editor Julie Greene, email: jandggreene@juno.com

-Full of Grace (Newsletter): Simple Living with a Catholic Perspective. $18.00 for monthly publication. POB 214, Dupuyer, MT 59432-0214. Edited by Kevin and Carla Christensen, email: kcchris@3rivers.net. Website: http://expage.com/page/fullofgrace

-Further: Your Vehicle for Personal Transformation (Magazine), Steve Snow, Publisher, 7800 Rivers Ave., Suite 1070 #263, Charleston, SC 29406, phone: (888) 830-4849, bimonthly publication, free in various Charleston area locations or $20.00 for annual subscription.

Other magazines and newsletters which have published Lynn’s articles include: Compleat Mother, An Encouraging Word, The Link (a Homeschool newspaper distributed to 100,000 families), Special Delivery (magazine for childbirth educators), Gentle Spirit, The Calling, Lowcountry Parent Magazine, Home Educator's Family Times, The Herald (homeschool newsletter).