January 2024

Must read! EFM as a Public Health Screening Program: “The Arithmetic of Failure” by Dr David Grimes EXCERPTS & Commentary for mothers, midwives & others The lead author, Dr David Grimes, is one of a very small number of physicians to be board-certified in both Ob-Gyn and preventative medicine. He trained at UCSF and worked […]

Best Evidence ~ Originally published in 2008, but continues to be of interest as it establishes that the facts have always been available: ~ that the science has always identified physiologically-based care as safer and better for healthy childbearing women with normal term pregnancies than: ~ the routine use of obstetrical interventions, especially the routine […]

Mind The Gap! Finding balance btw physiologically-based mfry & the narrow focus of the interventionist obstetrical system

by faithgibson January 24, 2024

Mind the Gap! We rabble rousers believe that physiologically-based care should be the universal standard for healthy women with normal pregnancies unless the mother herself requests medicalized care. We have worked tirelessly our entire professional life to transform the narrow focus of our interventionist obstetrical system into a broad based maternity care model able to […]

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Identifying the Essential Qualities of Maternity Care ~ Evidence-based policies & plan for action

by faithgibson January 23, 2024

                              ~ Working Draft ~                         Faith Gibson, LM, CPM August 31, 2010 Important Note from the Editor~  Sorry, but the 20 links to topics at the very top of […]

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Letter to Dr. Friedman MBC meeting May 9th 1997

by faithgibson January 22, 2024

American College of Community Midwives 3889 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA ** 94303 415/328-8491 May 9th, 1997 Member, Medical Board of California-DOL Dear Dr. Friedman, I have just returned home from the DOL meeting in Sacramento on the proposal to reconsider the written supervisory agreement. Since it is a 125 mile drive (one way), I […]

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