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Ronnie Falcao, LM MS CPM, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Articles Written by Ronnie Falcao, LM MS
British Medical Journal study shows that
homebirth is as safe
as hospital birth for healthy women with a normal pregnancy:
Summary of the study
The study itself - abstract - full text
homebirth safety references
gentlebirth.org is dedicated to providing
information that will help families have the best birth possible
- a safe, gentle, positive birth experience that supports happy,
This site was created and is maintained by Ronnie Falcao, LM MS CPM, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, California.
This site hosts a number of midwifery-related Web pages:
The Midwife Archives - As a way of organizing my notes about information and wisdom shared on the various birth-related distribution lists, I created the Midwife Archives. Lately, I've been focusing more on including links to relevant sites. Please visit the Midwife Archives for answers to many practical questions and for an interesting perspective on the mystical side of birth. [I also maintain an archive of the public-service announcements that have been featured in The Midwife Archives.]
Ronnie Falcao's Homepage - I'm a
Licensed Midwife in Mountain View, CA, attending homebirth and
providing doula/labor support in the hospital. Here's information
about how to contact me.
Local Resources for a Healthy Pregnancy - various birth-related resources.
Notes for California Midwives -
collection of information relevant to practicing midwifery in
California, especially as a Licensed Midwife.
Some pages I've written:
Homebirth Benefits - Why Homebirth Is Most Appropriate for Normal Birth
Dangers of Hospital Birth - Why Birthing in a Hospital Causes More Problems Than It Solves for Normal Birth
|Perspectives on Normal Childbirth - An article I wrote for the ICAN journal about my internship in an El Paso, Texas, birth center. I was astounded that they had a cesarean rate of less than 1% without compromising the well-being of the mother or baby.|
Information about VRE - Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus - It was recently reported that the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, enterococcus, has infected 100% of the surveyed hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Some pages I've formatted in co-operation with the authors:
Benefits and risks of episiotomy: A
review of the English-language literature since 1980
A journal article by Robert J. Woolley, MD.
Is Homebirth for You? 6 Myths
About Childbirth Exposed
An online version of the booklet originally published by Friends of Homebirth (Editor: Janet Tipton, 1990)
Writings by Jock Doubleday
(president of Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc.) have been moved to
own site at spontaneouscreation.org--A series of
thought-provoking articles about childbirth and alternative
Jock also has a fabulous new book out - Spontaneous Creation: 101 Reasons Not to Have Your Baby in a Hospital, Vol. 1
Peter's Theory of
the Life There-after - Peter Paulay was/is my healthcare
provider and spiritual teacher from 1991 to 2003, when he needed
to focus on his own upcoming shift away from this physical
existence on Planet Earth. Using his language, he made the
shift on June 5, 2004.
Contact Ronnie Falcao, LM MS CPM
For the latest information about midwifery legislation in California, see the web pages of the California College of Midwives.
Are you looking for details of Jock Doubleday's Vaccine Offer?
Check it out along with other Writings by Jock Doubleday (president of Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc.):
A series of thought-provoking articles about childbirth and alternative healthcare.
Permission to link to these pages is hereby granted.
Yes, I have a bone to pick with Nom Nom Now - here's my Nom Nom Now review.