October 2006

Letter to the Editor  – electronically transmitted  10-09-2006 Web Access to Original Article I am a former labor and delivery room nurse, mother of three and a grandmother. While my ovaries are honorably retired, my daughters are still of childbearing age. My first grandson was a breech baby born by electively scheduled cesarean. My daughter’s […]

October 2006 ~ Part 2 ~ Continuation of my commentary on the New Yorker article ~ I’m a part-time scholar in the history and politics of midwifery and obstetrics. One of my areas of expertise in obstetrical history is the period from 1820 to 1935. I have a considerable library of classic obstetrical textbooks and […]

Comments ~ New Yorker Article “THE SCORE: Industrialization of Childbirth” ~ introducing myself

by faithgibson October 24, 2006

2006 About me: I am a mother of three, grandmother of two, former ER and L&D nurse, birth educator, web wife and presently a professional midwife with a small private practice on the San Francisco peninsula. I am also a naturally opinionated person. In particular, I have a lot of opinions about normal birth and […]

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ACOG’s Policy Statement on Out-of-hospital birth in US & rebuttal by consumer groups

by faithgibson October 11, 2006

ACOG Statement of Policy ACOG Statement of Policy As issued by the ACOG Executive Board OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BIRTHS IN THE UNITED STATES “Labor and delivery is a physiologic process that most women experience without complications. Ongoing surveillance of the mother and fetus is essential because serious intrapartum complications may arise with little or no warning, even […]

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