Dr. Stuart J. Fischbein, MD FACOG, BAC (Birth Action Coalition) Medical Advisor, Attended University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles 1982-86
Dr. Fischbein has been in private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1986. He has a long history of support for Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives. This interest began as a resident rotating through LA County-USC Medical Center where he had the good fortune to be exposed to the midwifery model of care. In the mid 80's he was approached by Nancy McNeese of the Natural Childbirth Institute, formerly in Culver City, to provide back-up support for women choosing alternatives to hospital based birthing. In 1995 he co-founded The Woman's Place, Inc., an innovative model of collaboration between Certified Nurse Midwives and Obstetricians in Camarillo. In 2004 he co-authored, "Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom and Reassurance From a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom" Fair Winds Press with long time associate, Joyce Weckl, CNM and writer, Victoria Clayton. He has twice been awarded Physician of the Year by the Doulas Association of Southern California. A long time outspoken advocate of womens' rights to informed consent and right to refusal of treatment and exercise of their free will.