"This recently came to my attention: Pregnant women and those who serve them, BEWARE! Kyle Thomas and the very naive Naomi Thomas who head up Brio Birth and Birth Professionals International are at this moment pitching another money-making idea during an admin phone conference that I am choosing not to be a part of. [redacted names of tagged friends] have you seen this. Also, check the court records for multiple assault charges... Yikes!"
A link to the 9 News story on the parking pass scam was included. Further comments revealed more interesting information:
[Comments originally posted here deleted because they came from a private thread addressing the same topic, not the BPI group. Clarification and the additional comments below were sent by a reader. Sorry for the confusion.]
"I love this group, but it was a huge concern of mine that Brio and its founders are members of this group. I decided to give it a try, knowing I could always leave if I didn't like it. So far so good. But yeah, if there are thoughts about charging to be a member of this group, I'd start my own."
"Yeah there are only two mods left (three counting Kyle) so [redacted name] shouldn't be part of it"
"What's this about having to pay to belong to this group?"
"From what I gather, the pitch is that BPI turns into a blog and then makes money by having members pay to run ads. I wonder where the money is anticipated to go..."
"Wow :( I don't even know what to say. So is it all a big scam?"
"Ivy Clinger It was never meant to be a scam! The legislator whonwas supposed to sign off on the passes didn't show up to the scheduled meeting. Brio arranged for the interviews, and they spun the story completely wrong. It was a huge disappointment, and the news story is incorrect."
Not surprisingly, the thread was deleted quickly - but not before parts of it were copied and distributed by concerned group members..
In the interest of further caution, here is a list of Facebook pages run by Naomi:
Any content posted on or shared with these pages is going straight to Naomi, and may wind up being used for Brio Birth's profit. At this time, it is unknown whether Ina May Gaskin is aware of or approves of "her" page. It is known that Naomi has relationships with Henci Goer and Suzanne Arms. If anyone knows of any pages run by Naomi that I have not mentioned, please comment or e-mail with that information.