A Life Well Lived: The Legacy of Nurse Midwife Maude E. Callen

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and it was the photographic genius of the late W. Eugene Smith’s photo essay, “Nurse Midwife” published in a 1951 edition of Life Magazine […]

By |February 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Home Birth Midwives are On Their Own

In last month’s “Gray Journal” (aka American Journal of Obstetrician & Gynecologists), Dr. Frank Chevernak and colleagues wrote a response entitled “Planned Home Birth: The Professional Responsibility Response” that was troubling. The authors recommended that […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Pregnant Women Die When Providers Don’t Listen

Every month I have the unenviable duty of reviewing federal medical malpractice cases to determine if the physician or midwife was at fault when a baby is born injured, dead or a pregnant woman dies. […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

What Will Prenatal Care Look Like in the Future?

In today’s tough U.S. economy, healthcare is in the forefront because of the three trillion dollars spent each year. Patients are not seeing their money’s worth and neither is the U.S. government who writes the […]

Why Most VBACs Are Denied

A blue-ribbon panel of physicians, midwives and other healthcare providers convened at the National Institute of Health to discuss the dilemma of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). At the end of the three-day-conference, they issued […]

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About a Fetal Monitor

If unborn babies could speak, they would tell their pregnant mothers to please have someone watch their fetal monitor to make certain that they’re doing okay and not in serious trouble.

Electronic fetal monitoring was first […]

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About a Fetal Monitor

If unborn babies could speak, they would tell their pregnant mothers to please have someone watch their fetal monitor to make certain that they’re doing okay and not in serious trouble.

Electronic fetal monitoring was first […]

By |March 10th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments
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