Historical Childbirth Politics 1820-1980

Day 3 ~ Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 3, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 3 ~ 1903 to 1907 1903 ~ Quoted from Dr J. W. Williams’ famous textbook, Williams’ Obstetric, first edition, published in 1903 Dr. Joulin (1867) and other observers have attempted […]

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Day 2: Historical and contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 2, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 2 ~ 1881 to 1899 1881 ~Transaction of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society“, Vol. 6, Session 1880-81, Edinburgh:  A discourse on childbed fever and why nurses who are menstruating are not fit to […]

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New 30-day series: Day 1 ~ Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 1, 2016

Short Cut ~ Read all two hundred years of quotes (organized by each year into 35 sets)  in one continuous document. For readers who prefer smaller bits, the different 35 yearly entries will be divided into sections, and post each day during the month of April. However you make yourself familiar with this material, it is quite […]

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Faith Gibson Interviews – Childbirth in the Dark Ages of the Deep South 1960s ~ Part 1, The White Ward Part 2, The Black Ward

by faithgibson March 31, 2016

The following interview was taped April 2011 in North Carolina by birth activist Kirst Kreutzer. and founding member of the “Where’s My Midwife” birth activist movement and producer of flash-mob “push-in” in a public park, and Midwives’ Dinner videos Midwife and activist Faith Gibson discusses her experiences as a labor and delivery nurse in a […]

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New 30-day series ~ historical & contemporary quotes made by doctors about midwives: 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson March 29, 2016

Short Cut ~ To read this document its entirety ~ all 35 yearly entries, spanning nearly two hundred years from 1820 to 2014 For readers who prefer to take smaller bits, I will post one section of this material everyday during the month of April. Hope you enjoy!   Day 1: Beginning introduction and quotes from 1820 […]

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