Historical Childbirth Politics 1820-1980

Originally published in an European medical journal 3. https://www.eldis.org/document/A12686 –> This chapter from ‘Safe Motherhood Strategies: a Review of the Evidence’, published by the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG), analyses the conditions under which the industrialised world has reduced maternal mortality over the last hundred years. Preconditions appear to have been early awareness […]

Maternal mortality in the past and its relevance to developing countries today Irvine Loudon The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 72, Issue 1, July 2000, Pages 241S–246S, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/72.1.241S Published: 01 July 2000   Spoiler alert:   Midwives: Yes! Over the last two hundred-plus years professional midwives as a normal part of the maternity care system […]

Midwifery in the Modern World: Part 2 ~ The Bell that Can’t Be Un-rung

by faithgibson July 17, 2020

2006 San Francisco SU Conference ~ Part Two: Chain of Inevitability ~ The beginning of obstetrics in America as a surgical speciality resulted in the medicalization of normal childbirth. This ended of the non-medical management of normal childbirth as a services provided by the obstetrical profession. Hospital-based obstetrics both replaced and displaced the profession of […]

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Midwifery  in the Modern World  ~ The Bell that Can’t Be Un-rung

by faithgibson July 14, 2020

    San Francisco State University’s Holistic Health Program –  Midwifery in the Modern World  ~ The Bell that Can’t Be Un-rung Future Health Conference March 25th 2006 Faith Gibson, LM, CPM; California College of Midwives Web Resources – Links to other Internet site or documents Midwifery in the Modern World ~ The Bell that Can’t Be Un-rung Physiological refers to that which […]

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Cruelty in Maternity Wards: Fifty Years Later by Henci Goer,

by faithgibson April 22, 2020

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920649/ By Henci Goer Abstract Fifty years have passed since a scandal broke over inhumane treatment of laboring women in U.S. hospitals, yet first-person and eyewitness reports document that medical care providers continue to subject childbearing women to verbal and physical abuse and even to what would constitute sexual assault in any other context. Women […]

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