Midwife and activist Faith Gibson discusses her experiences as a labor and delivery nurse in a segregated hospital in Florida in the 1960s. This segment focuses on Twilight Sleep and the type of delivery women had in the White Ward.
Twilight Birth. In 1902, a German named von Steinbuchel introduced obstetrical analgesia and what became knows as twilight sleep, which is a combination of scopolamine hydrobromide and morphine sulfate. The method was considered successful if the mother remembered nothing about birth.