May 2015

Re-posted from Midwifery Today’s website. This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 63, Autumn 2002. Part 2 ~ by Henci Goer ©2002 Midwifery Today, Inc. All rights reserved. Part II    (link to Part 1) What Is Gained by Subverting the Research? The NEJM provides means and opportunity, but what about motive? Appearing in […]

Re-posted from Midwifery Today’s website. This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 63, Autumn 2002. Editor’s Note: Not only is there is strong evidence to support the conclusions Henci arrives at in this 2002 article,  but equally compelling evidence that in the last few years, ACOG expand their anti-normal childbirth campaign to hobble the ability […]

Significant increase in NICU admission for babies in drug withdrawal due to childbirth-related narcotics given its mom

by faithgibson May 30, 2015

N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2118-2126May 28, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1500439 Increasing Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in U.S. Neonatal ICUs Veeral N. Tolia, M.D., Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., M.P.H., Monica M. Bennett, Ph.D., Karna Murthy, M.D., John Sousa, B.S., P. Brian Smith, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S., Reese H. Clark, M.D., and Alan R. Spitzer, M.D. BACKGROUND The […]

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Routine Vag Exams not helpful, harmful side-effects; challenging cervix-centric birth culture

by faithgibson May 25, 2015

Short except – link to full article with chart and wonderful art’s rendering on “” Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture Posted on May 2, 2015 by midwife thinking  This post is about routine vaginal examinations (VE) during physiological birth ie. an uncomplicated birth without any medical intervention. The VE is a useful […]

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CDC Reaffirms Vag Birth safer, significally higher maternal morbidity assoc. Cesarean surgery

by faithgibson May 19, 2015

Vaginal Births Safer Than Cesarean, CDC Report Reaffirms Megan Brooks May 21, 2015 Cesarean delivery carries higher risks for women than vaginal birth, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Blood transfusions and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more common after primary (first-time) cesarean deliveries than […]

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