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Introduction to a series on the book: Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth, published 1914

by faithgibson February 17, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y8pgewkg As a long-time student of the history and practice of obstetrical medicine in the US, my discovery of this 1914 book Dr. J. Whitridge Williams — Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth — was (and still is) my most important breakthrough. This out-of-print book only became available in modern times after being scanned […]

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The Obstetrical Standard of Care in the US – Historically Illogical, Fundamentally flawed

by faithgibson February 11, 2018

The Obstetrical Standard of Care in the US – Historically irrational, fundamentally flawed As currently configured in the US, the medicalized model makes it virtually impossible for obstetrically-trained birth attendants to use physiologically-based methods. Physiological management is not the ‘customary’ practice of those trained in the surgical specialty of obstetrics and it is not taught […]

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The physiological Management of Normal Birth ~ what, how and why Am. hospitals aren’t able to provide such care

by faithgibson February 3, 2018

The physiological management of normal birth has always identified by a consensus of the scientific literature as the safest and most economical form of maternity care for healthy women. It is the one used by those countries with the best maternal-infant outcomes. Stedman’s Medical Dictionary defines physiological as: “..in accord with or characteristic of the […]

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The five most important dangers of childbearing

by faithgibson January 18, 2018

The five most important dangers of childbearing have much less to do with the biology of normal childbirth, and far more to do with historical age one was born into and the physical, social and political barriers of geography, economics, social prejudice, and mental health problem The historic danger of childbearing was to live before […]

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Beautiful Planned Waterbirth in the hospital ~ New mom is OB/GYN

by faithgibson December 31, 2017

Beautiful Hypnobabies Waterbirth New mom is an OB-GYN OB/GYN’s Beautiful Hypnobabies Waterbirth OB/GYN’s Beautiful Hypnobabies Waterbirth! Thanks to Hypnobabies Instructor Julie Byers and Hypno-Mom Georgia for sharing this inspiring birth story with us. “I listened to the scripts when I was on call and to the affirmations every morning. I loved the affirmations. They were […]

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