Looking for a midwife in Silicon Valley?
The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS CPM, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Articles Written by Ronnie Falcao, LM MS CPM
British Medical Journal study shows that homebirth is
as hospital birth for healthy women with a normal pregnancy:
Summary of the study
The study itself - abstract - full text
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, healthy families.
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
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 Jock's
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
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.