OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns ~ paper presented at ACOG meeting

by faithgibson February 8, 2016

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns May 7, 2013 New Orleans, LA — Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term newborns as previously believed, according to research presented today at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Researchers say […]

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Priceless video spoof: The Performance ~ Sex like Birth

by faithgibson January 1, 2016

You can read today’s post before or after you watch this amazing and very funny “R-rated” educational video. Personally suggest watching first. Just scroll down a few inches to watch the 7-minute Italian video “The Performance“, or you can go to YouTube. Be sure to keep watching until the very end — the “kicker” comes at 6 min: 29 […]

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XXX Quotes #3 ~ Dr JWW’s book “TS: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth” (1914)

by faithgibson September 4, 2015

Aside by Dr Williams’ about obstetrical fees p. 81 “The laity should also be taught that a well-conducted hospital is the ideal place for delivery, especially in the case of those with limited incomes. “Moreover, they should learn that the average compensation for obstetric cases is usually quite inadequate; and should realize, … that doctors who are […]

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XXX Four topics – Quoted Dr J. Whitridge Williams’ book “TS: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth (1914)

by faithgibson September 3, 2015

Physiological normalcy as an impediment to medicalization That word “physiological” has all along stood as a barrier in the way of progress. The truth is that in assuming an upright posture and in developing an enormous brain, the human race has so modified the conditions incident to child-bearing as to put upon the mother a […]

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Routine Vag Exams not helpful, harmful side-effects; challenging cervix-centric birth culture

by faithgibson May 25, 2015

Short except – link to full article with chart and wonderful art’s rendering on “thinkingmidwife.com” Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture Posted on May 2, 2015 by midwife thinking  This post is about routine vaginal examinations (VE) during physiological birth ie. an uncomplicated birth without any medical intervention. The VE is a useful […]

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