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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 (MHTF.org) 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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International Day of the Midwife 2018: A Message from MANA President Vicki Hedley

by faithgibson May 4, 2018

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 […]

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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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Intro ~ Historical 8-part series on Dr. J. W. Williams’ 1914 book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth & link to the primary source

by faithgibson February 17, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y8pgewkg (Note-2-self ~ repost this for day that newly edited, newly-numbered series begins) In addition to my life as an L&D nurse and now as a professional midwives, I have devoted nearly all of my spare time over the last four decades to an academic research of history of obstetrics in America. I particularly wanted […]

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