Cesarean Politics

Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Human Rights Failure

by faithgibson August 27, 2012

  Contraception Editorial March 2011 http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/contraception-journal/march-2011 Francine Coeytaux, Debra Bingham, Nan Strauss With 99% of maternal deaths occurring in developing countries, it is too often assumed that maternal mortality is not a problem in wealthier countries. Yet, statistics released in September of 2010 by the United Nations place the United States 50th in the world […]

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Nation’s Largest Hospital to Ban Vaginal Birth, NY State Likely to Follow

by faithgibson April 1, 2012

Reposted from: Today at “Our Bodies, Our Blog” Nation’s Largest Hospital to Ban Vaginal Birth, NY State Likely to Follow Originally Posted April 1, 2008 New York City’s St. Sister Mercy General Regional Hospital, which is the nation’s largest hospital and presides over more births than any other facility, announced today that it would no […]

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MaternityCare_2.0 ~ Mother-Baby-Father-Friendly Care for Normal Childbirth that all Americans can be proud of!

by faithgibson March 22, 2010

Today’s blog is the final installment about an ABC article reporting on the increase in maternal mortality in the US (published by ABC on March 4th, 2010. We know that what has been happening is the US is wrong – the false idea that Cesarean surgery makes birth safer. Now we need to figure out […]

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The antidote to the routine medicalization of normal labor & overuse of induction of labor and elective Cesarean surgery

by faithgibson March 10, 2010

Today’s post continues the commentary on the ABC article increasing maternal mortality (published March 4th, 2010, excerpts embedded in the March 8th Normal-Birth blog). The only good reason for a risky medical or surgical procedure is a serious health problem that makes the potentially life-threatening complications of surgery less of a danger than the disease being […]

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ABC News ran a story proclaiming: “Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California — New Study Shows More Women are Dying After Childbirth, but Most Deaths are Preventable”

by faithgibson March 8, 2010

On March 4th (2010), ABC News ran a story proclaiming: “Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California — New Study Shows More Women are Dying After Childbirth, but Most Deaths are Preventable” It’s good that the media picked up this long-neglected story, but unfortunately, the article draws the wrong conclusions while failing to identify the real issue. […]

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