American College
of  Community Midwives
A professional organization for Community Midwives


November 22, 2009


Every Thing
You ever wanted
to know about Midwifery

but were afraid to ask!

 The Debate on Healthcare Policy Reform
-- an exercise in Pseudo-Journalism --

includes Bibliography & References

  Also Visit

  New View -- Historical background for how and why the US
developed a profoundly
dysfunction health care system

  TWILIGHT SLEEP ~ A Simple Account of New Discoveries in Painless Childbirth
By Henry Smith Williams, B. Sc, MD, L.L.D ~

50-page Synopsis of original 120-page book ~
Intro and best excerpts from all 8 chapters of this book

Click here to download as
a WORD document TWILIGHT SLEEP ( .doc)

Best Evidence for Maternity Care reform - Extensive archive ~ for the scientific basis for physiological childbirth  as the universal standard of care for healthy women with normal pregnancies,
and the politics of obstetrical medicine.


The Distinction Between Midwifery & Medicine Care by faith gibson

Responsible Midwifery for the 21st Century ~ part 1 (of 2)
Prepared by faith Gibson, LM, CPM  for New Member of the Midwifery Advisory Council


Maternity Care 2.0 by Faith Gibson, LM - overview of issues & recommendations for evidence-based, physiological management of normal childbirth in healthy women

Synopsis of Childbirth Physiology May 2008 original document
 written by Faith Gibson to Fistula Foundation ~ Documentary "Walk to Beautiful"

Report on BMJ study on PHB published in ObGynNews  ~ 2005
Safety of Planned Home Birth Attended by Professional Midwives 

British Secretary of Health   May 2006
Promotes Planned Home Birth with Midwives

Home Birth Safety, Outcomes Comparable
to Hospital Births for most pregnancies

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Comparing perinatal mortality and severe perinatal morbidity
between planned home and hospital births among low-risk
women initiating labor in primary care.

  Upright position during first stage of labor shortens labor time ~ 2009

  Faith Gibson, LM, CPM 
Palo Alto, California

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