Links for My Special Friends ^O^
I will use this page to make suggestions for how to best access interesting “stuff”, and to post links as i run across documents, commentaries and essays that i think will interest you.
I suggest that you take advantage of the links on the home page. To make it even easier, I pasted them in below, but will remove this long list after you have a chance to go through them.
Be sure to start with #1 — “Time-traveler’s Perspective on Normal Childbirth” BIRTH Sept 2011
And of course, i will cut-&-paste new and interesting hot links to this page, starting the few below.
Call or text me if want access to something or a link does not work. Since my email In-Box has 1,700 emails in it, email is not a very efficient way to communicate with me, unless we specifically arranging something.
Historic & Contemporary Childbirth Practices:
|Link to info about AB 1308, strategies to fight regulations that would functionally ban Ca LMs from attending VBAC families||Historical role assigned to childbearing women, how it changed from woman as active (and upright!) agents in normal childbirth, to that of passive patients laying in bed, waiting to be “delivered”
EFM: Collected Quotes from NEJM & ObGynNews
1. Time-traveler’s Perspective on Normal Childbirth, by faith gibson, LM, published in the professional journal BIRTH
The Perfect storm that turned healthy childbearing women into the patients of a surgical specialty and normal childbirth into a surgical procedure
~ the last and most unimportant UNTOLD story of the 20th century ~
How the invention of elective hospitalization became the economic engine for our 20th-century private & corporate-own American hospital system
~ Original Source Material for the economic story of the 20th & 21st century American hospital system from Dr. Williams’s Historic Book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth”
#5. PDF link –> Man-Midwives
~The Historical Tension Between Midwifery and Obstetrics During the 20th century
Also includes 1910 story of how and why the traditional medical discipline of obstetrics & the surgical discipline of gynecology were combined in a new surgical specialty obstetrics and gynecology.