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BBC report – The Monkey Who became a Midwife

by faithgibson February 24, 2019

Documented story by Japanese researchers of an experienced 5-times mother monkey midwifing a younger monkey giving birth for the 1st time   http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141006-the-monkey-that-became-a-midwife Midwifery has been believed to be a unique human behaviour Giving birth can be a wonderful, literally life-affirming event. But one extraordinary monkey has taken it to a new level; by acting […]

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OPEM Topical Citations: Anti-midwife strategies by Organized Medicine in America ~ early 1900s  

by faithgibson December 19, 2018

Various strategies developed by organized medicine to make it impossible/illegal for midwives to provide midwifery care, while physicians  Ø “In states where the midwife is practically unknown, it should be seen to that the Medical Practice Law excludes the possibility of midwives practicing within the limits of the state.  In states where the midwives are not […]

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Re-Post of NYT article: “America is blaming pregnant women for their own (childbirth-related) deaths”

by faithgibson November 21, 2018

ANGELICA ALZONA America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths By KIM BROOKS November 16, 2018 What is it like to face dying during childbirth in the richest Country in the world? Stephanie Teleki, who leads the maternity care portfolio at the California Health Care Foundation, put it this way in an interview:   “Women know […]

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What OBs say to other OBs @ ACOG’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Claim that elective induction @ 39 weeks will reduce the US cesarean rate

by faithgibson November 15, 2018

What obstetrical doctors say to other doctors about routine induction and claims that this policy will DECREASE the CS rate: Post of two reports supporting new “”Gold Standard” for American Obstetrics as routine induction @ 39 weeks for all healthy women with normal pregnancies (those with complications or high risk pregnancies will be delivered based […]

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“Free-birther” controversy – lots of misinformation, disinformation, propaganda on both sides & the now-condoned (but unjustified) verbal hate-speech by its detractors

by faithgibson November 9, 2018

The following is an annotated version of a recently published article in the Daily Beast about a “Free-Birther” Facebook group, based on events that occured to a mother-to-be who had no prenatal care, had a baby that was two or more weeks overdue, and a 72-hr unattended and unproductive labor.  At that point the parents voluntarily decided […]

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