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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British Regulator Urges Home Births Over Hospitals for Uncomplicated Pregnancies

by faithgibson December 8, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES ~ DEC. 3, 2014 By KATRIN BENNHOLD and CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS LONDON — Reversing a generation of guidance on childbirth, Britain’s national health service on Wednesday advised healthy women that it was safer to have their babies at home, or in a birth center, than in a hospital. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies — […]

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Excerpts — Edinburgh Obstetrical Society Session 1880-1881 ”On the systematic use of antiseptics in midwifery practice”

by faithgibson November 14, 2014

Editor’s Note: These ideas were developed and the paper delivered at the Obstetrical Society before the “germ theory” of infection and contagion was generally understood or accepted. Even for those who had been exposed to the ideas, there was a lot of controversy and difference of opinion. The existence of microscopic organisms and the role […]

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Time to Stop Treating Pregnancy Like a Disease (repost)

by faithgibson June 22, 2014

Canada  It’s time to stop treating (normal) pregnancy (in healthy women) like a disease ANDRÉ PICARD THE GLOBE AND MAIL Last updated Monday, Jun. 16 2014, 6:13 AM EDT All too often, the miracle of birth – such as the arrival of Zoe Marina, with mom Amy Brillon at a home in Richmond, B.C. – […]

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