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Midwives – Leading the Way With Quality Care At a key moment when maternal/child health, morbidities, and mortalities are being discussed in national health care arenas, birthing people and midwives are not being included in those discussions. The abhorrent maternal and infant mortality rates in the U.S. were recently discussed at a panel at the […]

Dr. J. W. Williams explains is own Plan — the story I call the “Dark Side of the moon: I can imagine Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, as the former chief of obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and current Dean of its world-famous medical school, having a sudden moment of inspiration in which the answer to his […]

A Practitioner Perspective: Traveling Through Time to Normal Birth September 2011 Journal BIRTH

by faithgibson April 1, 2018

A Practitioner Perspective: Traveling Through Time to Normal Birth Faith Gibson, LM, CPM Faith Gibson is a former labor and delivery nurse, a professionally licensed midwife in private practice, and member of the California Medical Board’s Midwifery Advisory Council. Address correspondence to Faith Gibson, LM, CPM, 3889 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA. Email […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ Little Book & the Pentagon Papers: Part 2-b Numbers don’t lie

by faithgibson March 31, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/yaw5795v Dr. JWW’s story goes on but unfortunately for him, the numbers don’t lie! Generally, American obstetricians were well aware that Sweden had remarkably superior maternal-infant outcomes, so much so that one of the early influential leaders in obstetrical medicine (Dr. George Kosmak) went to Sweden to study their system. When he returned, he recommended […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ Little Book & the Pentagon Papers: Part 2-a ~ Intro ~ profound harm introduced by Twilight Sleep & Genera Anesthesia

by faithgibson March 20, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y8udohl6  Since the 1914 publication of Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ little 128-page book {click here for original source material: “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth”}, the “behind the scenes” information it reveals about the history and impact of obstetrics in the United States is, politically and ethically-speaking, the equivalent of the Pentagon Papers, in that it […]

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