Historical Childbirth Politics 1820-1980

Originally published in Boston in 1820 by Cummings and Hilliard A physician provides advice to other doctors about why “females as practitioners in midwifery” are unfit to attend births and should be supplanted by medical doctors The following are excerpts from a journal article written by a physician and originally published more than 150 years […]

Editor’s Note: Sorry for such large type, my WORDPRESS theme went crazy and I haven’t figured out how to fix it yet!  faith ^O^ Ch ? The Gender Gap Writ Large for Childbearing Women & their Midwives ~ “Disturbing Story of Obstetrics in America 1910 to 1980” by FAITHGIBSON on MAY 3, 2023  [EDIT] Unassigned Chapter from the […]

Ch 2 ~ The disturbing story of obstetrics in America from 1910 to 1980

by faithgibson January 11, 2023

The Big Reveal ~ Motives hidden beneath the unfounded claims that more obstetrical interventions make childbirth safer for healthy childbearing women This bring us back to the question I first started asking when I saw the drastic contrast between the non-interventive practices associated with childbirth of black mothers on 1 South, compared to “business as […]

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Ch 1 ~ The disturbing story of obstetrics in America from 1910 to 1980 & why it still matters today

by faithgibson January 9, 2023

Overview & Chapter 1 ~ The disturbing story of obstetrics in America from 1910 to 1980 and why that still matters in 2023 ~ Unless you are pregnant, it’s unlikely you’d that have any natural interest in either the history or contemporary practice of obstetrics. Nonetheless, there are two very good and very contemporary reasons […]

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A Truthful Account by Faith GIbson

by faithgibson December 3, 2022

Stanford Continuing Studies Class, 2008 Narrative non-fiction writing assignment A Truthful Account Interview Questions for a former Labor and Delivery Room nurse What is your name and date and place of birth? My name is Bonnie and I was born in 1943 at Mt Carmel Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. When did you did you decide […]

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