NEW YORK TIMES ~ DEC. 3, 2014 By KATRIN BENNHOLD and CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS LONDON — Reversing a generation of guidance on childbirth, Britain’s national health service on Wednesday advised healthy women that it was safer to have their babies at home, or in a birth center, than in a hospital. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies — […]

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Editor’s Note: These ideas were developed and the paper delivered at the Obstetrical Society before the “germ theory” of infection and contagion was generally understood or accepted. Even for those who had been exposed to the ideas, there was a lot of controversy and difference of opinion. The existence of microscopic organisms and the role […]

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Yes, we need to learn to love our maternity care system, dysfunctional as it seems to us. We need to own it, to think of it as ours, to believe that it can again be based on rational logic and returned to balance by meeting the needs of all stakeholders – mothers, babies and all […]

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Canada  It’s time to stop treating (normal) pregnancy (in healthy women) like a disease ANDRÉ PICARD THE GLOBE AND MAIL Last updated Monday, Jun. 16 2014, 6:13 AM EDT All too often, the miracle of birth – such as the arrival of Zoe Marina, with mom Amy Brillon at a home in Richmond, B.C. – […]

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You’re Not Allowed to ‘Not Allow’ Me Reposted from BirthMonopoly.org, a consumer-based birth activist blog Editor’s Note: This blog site also has awesome ‘stand-alone’ quotes. Its well worth going to its original site to read. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/#sthash.KQNPyOB1.dpuf If you click on any of these graphics-based text boxes,  the quote will automatically re-populate to your Facebook page. […]

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