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HEADLINE NEWS ~ Planned places-of-birth — hospitals, independent birth centers and planned home births — are all associated with some increased risks of morbidity and mortality in healthy women with normal pregnancies when compared to the outcomes achieved in each of these other settings. The logical response to these facts is to acknowledge the problem and […]

Originally posted Monday, June 28, 2010 ~ www.normalbirth.org The Problem with Using Place of Birth as Proxy for Style of Intrapartum Management  faith gibson, LM, CPM June 28, 2010 MANY MEDICAL AND MIDWIFERY PROFESSIONALS, as well as birth activists and consumers, confuse birth setting (hosp. vs. OOH) with intrapartum management style or may use these […]

How safe are home births for mothers? Eugene Declercq, professor Boston University School Public Health

by faithgibson January 21, 2016

How safe are home births for mothers? By Eugene Declercq Reposted from CNN website – Monday, January 18, 2016 {also birthday of my first baby, a daughter born in the backseat of our family car in 1964, in my attempt to get to the hospital too late for them to use many of the same […]

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Induced & Augmented Labors Linked to Higher Autism Risk, esp. increased for boys

by faithgibson August 30, 2013

Re-posted from Gupta Guide;  August 12, 2013 Written by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Link to another article on the possible connection btw induction drugs — exspecially Pitocin — and autism disorders Link ~ Product Insert: Pitocin, Oxytocin Injection, Synethetic ~ Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company  Action Points: The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers […]

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AMA-controled Relative-Value-Scale Update Committee (RUC) authorized by US govt to fix MD fees price paid by Medicare/Medicaid

by faithgibson August 15, 2013

Medscape Business of Medicine © 2013  WebMD, LLC The RUC Is Bad Medicine; It Has to Go Brian Klepper, PhD Aug 12, 2013 RUC Is a Deep Root of Our Healthcare Crisis “One of the biggest mistakes we made…is that we took the RUC…back in 1992 and gave it to the AMA… [The AMA] is incredibly political, and it’s […]

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