OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

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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Childbirth U ~ Confirmatory evidence that increasing MMR directly associated w/ high CS rate

by faithgibson April 11, 2015

The following account of the CMQCC report on maternal mortality in California was written and circulated via email by Henci Goer. Hence in the founder & CEO of Childbirth U, a website that will provide science-based information of childbirth-related issues and intervention. The website is not on-line but will be soon. Click on this URL […]

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Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Science –> The Atlantic {Wax et al: Beware — they’ve got your number!)

by faithgibson September 4, 2013

This article in The Atlantic is available online at: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lie… Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?   … Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science. […]

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Induced & Augmented Labors Linked to Higher Autism Risk, esp. increased for boys

by faithgibson August 30, 2013

Re-posted from Gupta Guide;  August 12, 2013 Written by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Link to another article on the possible connection btw induction drugs — exspecially Pitocin — and autism disorders Link ~ Product Insert: Pitocin, Oxytocin Injection, Synethetic ~ Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company  Action Points: The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers […]

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