ANGELICA ALZONA America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths By KIM BROOKS November 16, 2018 What is it like to face dying during childbirth in the richest Country in the world? Stephanie Teleki, who leads the maternity care portfolio at the California Health Care Foundation, put it this way in an interview:   “Women know […]

What obstetrical doctors say to other doctors about routine induction and claims that this policy will DECREASE the CS rate: Post of two reports supporting new “”Gold Standard” for American Obstetrics as routine induction @ 39 weeks for all healthy women with normal pregnancies (those with complications or high risk pregnancies will be delivered based […]

“Free-birther” controversy – lots of misinformation, disinformation, propaganda on both sides & the now-condoned (but unjustified) verbal hate-speech by its detractors

by faithgibson November 9, 2018

The following is an annotated version of a recently published article in the Daily Beast about a “Free-Birther” Facebook group, based on events that occured to a mother-to-be who had no prenatal care, had a baby that was two or more weeks overdue, and a 72-hr unattended and unproductive labor.  At that point the parents voluntarily decided […]

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A new website to report obstetrical mistreatment, bullying, other kinds of abuse & medical treatments without informed consent

by faithgibson November 5, 2018

If anyone is interested in pursuing what consumers are saying about insensitive, insulting, or bullying by their health care providers,  here is a link to a new website called My OB Said WHAT?  www.myobsaidwhat.com It is a site where consumers post those insensitive, insulting, annoying, hurtful, or bullying remarks or other statements said to them […]

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Index for a 7-part series on Dr. J. Whitridge Williams: Inventor of “elective hospitalization” for healthy maternity patients as ‘paying customer’ ~ the Book, the Plan, the enduring impact of his 1914 book that normalized the use of Twilight Sleep drugs

by faithgibson October 17, 2018

Note from the author: My original series on Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ 1914 book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth” was first posted my me in 2010. I expanded after i saw the movie about the Washington’s Post publication of Pentagon Paper (The Post w/ Tom Hanks) and reposted the expanded series earlier this year. […]

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