Must See Video from "Where's My Midwife"
Faith Gibson, LM, CPM
The California Medical Board asked the
College of Midwives
not to published information from the Midwifery Advisory Council,
A professional organization for
midwives who provide physiologically-based
maternity care in a community settings
Best Evidence on science-based maternity care Extensive archive
~ a "must read". This subdirectory has links to links to primary sources, lengthy excerpts, and citation lists documenting the scientific basis for physiological childbirth as the universal standard of care for healthy women with normal pregnancies. Also journal articles on interventive and operative obstetrics >> induction, elective C-sections and political controversies, including ACOG's effort to eliminate planned home birth.
Other "Best Evidence" topics (1) community-based midwifery, and (2) political and historical forces that have inappropriately medicalized normal childbirth in the US (3) the politics that underlie organized medicine's push to make elective Cesarean surgery the new, 21st century standard of care for in a healthy women with normal pregnancies.
Best Evidence subdirectory also has links to
the most important articles on the College of Midwives web site.
Newest and most important information
Public health issue for parents, birth attendants, maternity care providers,
neonatologists, insurance companies & healthcare policy makers
When to "CUT THE CORD"
~ life-death importance of Physiological Umbilical Cord Clamping @ birth ~
"Neonatal Resuscitation: Life that Failed " ~
by George Malcolm Morley, MB ChB FACOG
A scientific paper provides vital information on the value of physiological cord clamping under many diverse circumstances – especially premature babies, distressed neonates and following
any Cesarean deliver, but particularly an emergent one performed for fetal distress.
This a game-changer in the practical, political, legal and economic arena.
"EFM as a Public Health Screening Program:
The Arithmetic of Failure"
~ by Dr David Grimes
Electronic fetal monitoring has failed as a public health screening program.
Nevertheless, most of the four million low-risk women giving birth in the United States
each year continue to undergo this screening.
Short Cuts to:
The Birth Survey ~ Feedback on your birth, search the database for feedback on midwives, OBs, hospitals and birth centers
Client Hand-out -- Coping with labor with Grace and Gravity w/ entertaining graphics
New View Historical background for how & why we have such a dysfunction health care system
The Writing Project ~ Personal collection of essays by Faith Gibson about healthcare ~
its history, its future, why contemporary healthcare and maternity care models aren't working,
and how to fix these problems so our HC system
becomes the pride of every American.
Document Archive ~ Temporary access (still under construction)
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