Cesarean Politics

Review article from Australia posted by ScienceDirect.com Editor’s Preliminary Notes: In UK and Australia, what we “Yanks” describe as a “electronic fetal monitoring” (EFM for short) is called “CTG“, which is an abbreviation used for cardio – toco – graphy or “cardiotocography“. So every time you see the initials ‘CTG’ in the following article, think […]

Part 3A ~ 2019   Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y65wzon5        word count 2,400 How did the extreme discordance btw the scientific studies and current obstetrical standard of care come about? Unfortunately, the answer is “follow the money”, or i should say, follow the three biggest economic areas. Two obviously positive revenue streams:  […]

Part 2B More on Cesareans and simple explanation of how Auscultation works ~ 2B

by faithgibson November 8, 2021

~ 2B ~ Cesarean Surgery – the “gift” that keeps on giving! Cesarean surgery is the gift that keeps on giving, not only at the time the operation is performed but in all future pregnancies. Unfortunately for 6% of post-cesarean mothers, a downstream complication of their Cesarean surgery is infertility, usually a result of post-operative infections. Life-threatening complications […]

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Part 1A ~ False Association btw continuous EFM & dramatically-increase Cesarean rate ~ a failed strategy that does not prevent cerebral palsy or reduce malpractice suits ~ Part 1A

by faithgibson November 2, 2021

1A ~ Fetal Monitoring: Historic beginnings of America’s obstetrical conundrum — focus on the labor patient or stare at the EFM screen? This series is dedicated to fixing a problem that wastes millions of healthcare dollars every year and results in preventable maternal death. Continuous EFM has no benefit to mother or baby when routinely […]

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Stethoscope-Fetoscope Remains Best Way to Monitor Fetal Distress During Labor & reduce C-section rate

by faithgibson July 22, 2021

Re-post from HealthDay ~ April 7, 2021 Easy-to-share-link: tinyurl.com/c5zb8nw https://consumer.healthday.com/stethoscope-remains-best-way-to-monitor-fetal-distress-during-labor-2651350211.html?mc_cid=bc2dff1ff0&mc_eid=03ae843391 Stethoscope Remains Best Way to Monitor Fetal Distress During Labor Review of 33 studies, including seven monitoring methods, shows no benefit from newer strategies (i.e. Continuous Electric Fetal Monitoring or  ‘EFM’) WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Listening to a fetal heart rate using a […]

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