Tell-A-Vision for the 21st Century Written and first published in 2009, while the ACA was being being argued about in Congress. It’s original title was:   “The Debate on Health Care Policy Reform ~ an exercise in pseudo-journalism”. I am reposting the original 10,000 word document in small bits. My best guess is 10 installments, including […] Does ARRIVE set the stage for 39-week induction? Judith M. Orvos, ELS Aug 14, 2018 Labor Induction, Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women’s Health Release of results from the ARRIVE trial has provided answers to some concerns about 39-week induction while leading to some questions about the participants and the implication of the findings for clinical practice. The data and […]

History of the Public Dissatisfaction w/ Interventive Obstetrics for Healthy women-normal pregnances ~ 1950 – 1960

by faithgibson July 21, 2018

Public dissatisfaction with ‘business-as-usual’ obstetrics ~ push-back by public opinion that rejects information about normalizing normal childbirth Public dissatisfaction with childbirth practices first came to light in mid-1950s, after a popular women’s magazine published a ‘whistle-blower’ article by a Labor and Delivery nurse. As an eye-witness, she was reporting on the harm to mothers and […]

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Hospital-at-Home Care Improved Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction

by faithgibson June 29, 2018

Editor’s Note: Obviously, this article on at-home care is not directly relate to community-based midwifery for healthy women with normal pregnancies choosing OOH childbirth services. However, it does address the increasingly dramatic changes in the social and medical role of acute-care hospitalization. Since the 1950s, the assumption in the US had been that anyone who […]

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Midwives Can Significantly Reduce Maternal Mortality, But They Need Support

by faithgibson June 19, 2018

Reposted from: Maternal Health Task Force Blog ( Midwives Can Significantly Reduce Maternal Mortality But Need Support Posted on May 5, 2016 By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health In honor of International Day of the Midwife, I sat down with Rima Jolivet, our Maternal Health Technical Director, for insight into her […]

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