The Art & Science of Midwifery

                              ~ Working Draft ~                         Faith Gibson, LM, CPM August 31, 2010 Important Note from the Editor~  Sorry, but the 20 links to topics at the very top of […]

In 1963, the California state lobbyists for the AMA and the those for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists {ACOG) stopped a hospital-based nurse-midwifery program that provided physiological management of normal childbirth to very low-income population of women. Shutting down an effective nurse-midwifery program resulted in a rise in neonatal mortality from 10.3 to an […]

Reconciling the Irreconcilable — Learning to love our dysfunctional maternity care system so we can help fix it

by faithgibson July 30, 2020

Originally written sometime between 2008 &  2010 Reconciling the Irreconcilable                            or “Learning to love the bomb” ^O^ Yes, we need to learn to love our dysfunctional maternity care/obstetricalized system. For our own good and the good of childbearing families we need to […]

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New Study: “Being with Woman” ~ It’s what midwifery is all about: Western Australian midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour & birth in known midwife model

by faithgibson June 21, 2019

Easy-to-share Link ~ BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019; 19: 29. Published online 2019 Jan 14. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2144-z PMCID: PMC6332887 PMID: 30642287 “It’s what midwifery is all about”: Western Australian midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour and birth in the known midwife model Zoe Bradfield,1 Yvonne Hauck,1,2 Michelle Kelly,1 and Ravani Duggan1 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Data Availability Statement Go […]

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