OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

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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Nation’s Largest Hospital to Ban Vaginal Birth, NY State Likely to Follow

by faithgibson April 1, 2012

Reposted from: Today at “Our Bodies, Our Blog” Nation’s Largest Hospital to Ban Vaginal Birth, NY State Likely to Follow Originally Posted April 1, 2008 New York City’s St. Sister Mercy General Regional Hospital, which is the nation’s largest hospital and presides over more births than any other facility, announced today that it would no […]

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The Birth of Industrialized obstetrics: FORCEPS – Microcosm of Difficulties to Come

by faithgibson November 17, 2006

The first act of the industrial childbirth revolution was the invention of obstetrical forceps in 1650. According to historians, the first functional pair of forceps was due to the ingenuity of an English family of doctors – patriarch William Chamberlen, sons Peter I and Peter II and grandson, Peter III. It was William Chamberlen’s accurate […]

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