by faithgibson on August 1, 2012

Reading opportunities for inquiring minds

1. Time-traveler’s Perspective on Normal Childbirth
by faith gibson, LM, published in the journal BIRTH
PDF link: BIRTH-PracPerspective_MyArticle_Sept11_2011

2. How Normal Childbirth Was Trapped
on the Wrong Side of History:

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 ~ 

3: The False Association btw the routine use
of continuous electronic fetal monitoring
(c-EFM) to prevent
Cerebral Palsy, Maternal Pelvic Floor Damage
& Protect OBs from Lawsuits ~ Part 1 of 3

C-EFMIntermittent Auscultation

Tiny URL to share –>

4. The Economic Story of American Hospitals:

The invention of elective hospitalization in 1914, which
created the
economic engine for our private &
corporate-own American hospital system

5. The original Source Material for the economic story
of the 
for-profitAmerican hospital system
in the 20th & 21st-century

Overview & links to original 8 chapters
of Dr. Williams’s Historic 1914 book:
Twilight Sleep:
Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth

Dr J. Whitridge Williams, Gynecological Surgeon, John Hopkins, 1893-1898; Chief of Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins, 1899-1911; Dean, John Hopkins Medical School, 1911-1923; b. 1866, d. 1929

6. PDF link –> Man-Midwives ~The Historical Tension
Between Midwifery and Obstetrics During the 20th century

7. ~ VBAC as a core issue & example US dysfunction maternity care
(including hx of obstetrics & gynecology in
American as a new surgical specialty)

External suturing the Cesarean incision after the surgeon lifted the incised uterus up and out of the abdomen to sit on the mother’s external abdominal skin

 Faith’s Websites:

American College of Community Midwives
California College of Midwives 
Garden Party Patriotism

Special Links 

~ Faith’s Video
– interviewed by Kathi Valeii (Birth Anarchist website)

NOTE to Shannon Feb 1, 2019 ~ my server is working so I can’t save my
changes. Right now there is a big blank space at top of the webpage,
so drop down till you see me in the first video frame.

Interesting Links for Special Friends ~

Coming soon –> link for Aisha Al Hajjar 😉

NYT OpEd  ~ May 2, 2016

Public Television  ~ September 26, 2018