Scientific Literature

Editor’s Note: Obviously, this article on at-home care is not directly relate to community-based midwifery for healthy women with normal pregnancies choosing OOH childbirth services. However, it does address the increasingly dramatic changes in the social and medical role of acute-care hospitalization. Since the 1950s, the assumption in the US had been that anyone who […]

Perinatal and maternal mortality in a religious group avoiding obstetric care. Editor’s Synopsis: This paper focuses on childbirth-related mortality in essentially healthy middle-class pregnant women who were members of a Christian fundamentalist group that did not believe in the use of ‘modern’ medicine under any circumstances. In such circumstances, death is to be ‘accepted’ as God’s […]

“No patients are low risk when it comes to Cesarean delivery & venous thromboembolism” ~ perinatal expert Dr. Peter Cherouny

by faithgibson March 3, 2016

http://www.ppahs.org/2014/02/no-patients-are-low-risk-when-it-comes-to-cesarean-delivery-and-venous-thromboembolism-says-perinatal-expert-dr-peter-cherouny/ Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety BLOOD CLOTS, PATIENT STORIES by Sean Power February 4, 2014 The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held on January 22, 2014 a special webinar for the Perinatal Improvement Community on safety recommendations for maternal patients. You can download the webinar recording and slides here. The webinar featured Peter […]

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How safe are home births for mothers? Eugene Declercq, professor Boston University School Public Health

by faithgibson January 21, 2016

How safe are home births for mothers? By Eugene Declercq Reposted from CNN website – Monday, January 18, 2016 {also birthday of my first baby, a daughter born in the backseat of our family car in 1964, in my attempt to get to the hospital too late for them to use many of the same […]

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A commentary about the Wax et al meta-analysis ~ originally posted September 2011

by faithgibson January 18, 2016

Topics include: Wax et al meta-analysis ~ an extremely controversial study published by the obstetrical profession that claims to have immutably established the danger of midwife-attended PHB using a cohort of more than a half-million midwifery-managed births     American Joint Commission on hospital accreditation’s new ‘perinatal core measures’, is critical of the unnecessarily medicalized system of […]

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