Obstetrics in the US ~ A fitting end to the century that invented pre-emptive strike or “How Childbirth Went Industrial” ~ #5

by faithgibson February 25, 2015

Fifth in a 5-part series American Obstetrics in 2006 ~ A fitting end to the previous century and its invention of  the ‘pre-emptive strike’ or “How Childbirth Went Industrial” Nineteenth century “Man-Midwifery” morphed into the “New Obstetrics” as a surgical specialty in early 20th century America. By the beginning of the 21st century, American obstetrics […]

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Man-Midwives ~ The Historical Tension Between Normal Childbirth Practices by Midwives & Obstetrics in the 20th century

by faithgibson February 15, 2015

Faith Gibson, LM, CPM Originally posted on September 4, 2007 This is a cited and cross-referenced account of the development of obstetrics as a new 20th century profession. It describes how doctors distinguished themselves from a four-hundred year history of practicing as “Man-Midwives” by becoming a members of a new discipline that combined the traditional […]

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Reconciling the Irreconcilable ~ Learning to love the bomb & embrace ACOG

by faithgibson February 9, 2015

Link to: Twenty-first century maternity care as a cooperative adventure btw medicine and midwifery We need to learn to love our maternity care system, dysfunctional as it seems to us. We need to own it, to think of it as ours, to believe that it can again be based on rational logic and returned to […]

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Killing Them Softly ~ ending hosptial-based nurse-midwifery services & CNM-owned birth centers for fun and profit

by faithgibson February 5, 2015

Goodman / Social Science & Medicine 65 (2007) 610–621 615 Excerpts from: Piercing the veil: The marginalization of midwives in the United States – 2007 By Steffie Goodman Department of Ob Gyn, Division of Reproductive Science, School of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, PO Box 6511, Campus Box 8309, 80045 […]

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Choice in Planning and Experiencing Childbirth ~ AMA journal Ethics 2004

by faithgibson January 29, 2015

AMA Journal of Ethics ~ Virtual Mentor. September 2004, Volume 6, Number 9. Policy Forum http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2004/09/pfor1-0409.html Passage of particular interest highlighted on pages 2, 3, & 4 Choice in Planning and Experiencing Childbirth By Lynn P. Freedman, JD, MPH, Rana E. Barar and Ann Drobnick, MPH Physicians should play a critical role in expanding access […]

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