Approximately 90% of babies born in the breech position, where the baby is foot– or butt–down at the time of delivery instead of in the the typical head-down position, are delivered by Caesarean section today. In this feature article, Dr. Murphy explores the complex web of medico-legal forces that led to the one-size-fits-all “caesarean for all breech babies” policy, and urges a rethinking of the status quo. Includes interviews from some leading voices in the breech vaginal birth movement, Dr. Michael Hall and Dr. Stuart Fischbein. ...read article.
Appeared in Birth Issues. Spring 2015;XXIX(2):38-41.
While mainstream media often try to pit feminism against motherhood (our stance: that’s bullshit), there’s no doubt that conflict exists for working mothers. Guest blogger Guinevere A. Murphy, Ph.D. reveals how returning to her high-level career in science after giving birth to a child made her question, then value, feminism. ...read article.
"Does feminism overlook motherhood for abortion rights?" by Guinevere A. Murphy, PhD. Sexyfeminist.com, February 23, 2013.