Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: A Critical Absence from the Cesarean Section Debate

by faithgibson June 12, 2018

Originally Posted on the Maternal Health Task Force on  May 8, 2018   Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: A Critical Absence from the Cesarean Section Debate By: Eric Jauniaux, Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, EGA Institute for Women’s Health, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London; Johan Vos, Chief Executive, International Federation of Gynecology and […]

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International Day of the Midwife 2018: A Message from MANA President Vicki Hedley

by faithgibson May 4, 2018

Midwives – Leading the Way With Quality Care At a key moment when maternal/child health, morbidities, and mortalities are being discussed in national health care arenas, birthing people and midwives are not being included in those discussions. The abhorrent maternal and infant mortality rates in the U.S. were recently discussed at a panel at the […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams imaginary 1st person narrative of his “Plan” ~1914 Book “Twilight Sleep”

by faithgibson April 2, 2018

Dr. J. W. Williams explains is own Plan — the story I call the “Dark Side of the moon: I can imagine Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, as the former chief of obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and current Dean of its world-famous medical school, having a sudden moment of inspiration in which the answer to his […]

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A Practitioner Perspective: Traveling Through Time to Normal Birth September 2011 Journal BIRTH

by faithgibson April 1, 2018

A Practitioner Perspective: Traveling Through Time to Normal Birth Faith Gibson, LM, CPM Faith Gibson is a former labor and delivery nurse, a professionally licensed midwife in private practice, and member of the California Medical Board’s Midwifery Advisory Council. Address correspondence to Faith Gibson, LM, CPM, 3889 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA. Email […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ Little Book & the Pentagon Papers: Part 2-b Numbers don’t lie

by faithgibson March 31, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/yaw5795v Dr. JWW’s story goes on but unfortunately for him, the numbers don’t lie! Generally, American obstetricians were well aware that Sweden had remarkably superior maternal-infant outcomes, so much so that one of the early influential leaders in obstetrical medicine (Dr. George Kosmak) went to Sweden to study their system. When he returned, he recommended […]

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