Cause that worked so well for so many centuries.
We've talked about the Duggar-esque Quiverfull movement, in which Christian families have legions of kids to strengthen God's numbers. (Check out this great photo gallery of one Colorado family.) It seems these same folks are equally hipped on unassisted childbirth. (That's just mother, father, God, by the way: no midwife, no dula, no doctor.) Hmm. Lots of babies + no medical supervision equals...well, you guessed it, some correspondingly archaic medical problems. Most recently, Carri Chmielewski, mother of eight, ended up in intensive care and lost a baby due to an amniotic fluid embolism during an unassisted at-home birth.