November 2012

Reposted from OBGYN.net ~ By Jonathan Leaf | November 26, 2012 http://hcp.obgyn.net/pregnancy-and-birth/content/article/1760982/2116593?cid=newsletter A study released last year by the California Department of Public Health maintained that the state’s rate of death among women giving birth had risen from approximately 8 to 14 per 100,000 between 1999 and 2008. This corresponds to data released by the Centers for […]

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Mandatory supervision of midwives and other ‘physician-extender’ categories as a strategy for supervising physicians to ‘pump up’ their ‘bottom line’ This is the first in a series of articles documenting the historical background and current economic impact of a legalized monopoly by physicians over the professional services of non-physician primary care practitioners (nurse practitioners, nurse […]

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The Myth of A Safer Hospital Birth for Low Risk Pregnancies

by faithgibson November 10, 2012

Originally posted Thursday, July 5th 2012 at 5:30 am by Judy Cohain, CNM Since the beginning of hospital birth, research supporting its use for low risk women has been lacking. The last 15 years has produced 17 studies all supporting attended planned homebirth as safer for low risk women. Research reveals that there are only 2 […]

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