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Day 9: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 9, 2016

Day 9 ~ 1931 to 1934 1931 ~ A report published by the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection by the Committee on Prenatal and Maternal Care, noting the wide disparity between safe care provided by midwives and highly risky care of many physicians. The report’s physician-authors concluded that the care of midwives was safer […]

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Day 8: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 8, 2016

Day 8 ~ 1917 to 1926   1917 ~  Dr. Levy, MD These figures [refers to statistics published in 1931 by Dr. Van Ingen and Dr. Josephine Baker for NYC] to certainly refute the charge of high mortality among the infants whose mothers are attended by midwives, and instead present the unexpected problem of explaining the fact that the […]

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Day 7: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 7, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 7 ~ 1915 ~ Dr. DeLee’s perspective on midwives! 1915 ~ Dr. P.W. van Peyma, Buffalo, NY The essential difference between a midwife and a physician is that […]

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Day 6: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 6, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 6 ~ 1914  1914 ~ Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth by Drs, H. Smith and J. Whitridge Williams, explaining why equal economic compensation between the […]

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Day 5: Historical and contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 5, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 5 ~ 1912 and 1913 1912 ~ Dr J. Whitridge Williams, : The question in my mind is not “what shall we do with the midwife?” We are totally […]

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