Cesarean Politics

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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Trying to Industrialize Biological Systems ~ part 2

by faithgibson November 14, 2006

Read the New Yorker article first : “THE SCORE – How childbirth went industrial”  Click here for a web link to the original New Yorker article . Published October 09, 2006 Part Two — What happens when you attempt to industrialize our normal biology? The last section of this 3-part essay focused on the industrialization of […]

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