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Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Stand-alone Addendum for mfry educators, students journalists and patients’ rights and product liability attorneys Easy Shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y3evnwwa   word count 4100 A brief history of monitoring  the unborn baby: Intermittent Auscultation ~ its verbs, nouns, and physician-inventors. For information about fetal monitoring as an electronic device (i.e., noun instead of an action verb), […]

~ 3B ~ Index for this last post Central Fetal Monitoring: The newest kid on the block half a century later Trying to build a better mousetrap instead of building a better foundation Why the subtle distinction btw acidemia & hypoxia matters The Glaringly Obvious Effect of EFM — turning healthy women into  passive & […]

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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The False Association btw EFM & increased use of Cesarean surgery ~ a failed strategy for preventing cerebral palsy or reducing malpractice lawsuits against doctors & hospitals ~ Intro & Overview

by faithgibson November 1, 2021

Originally published March 2019 ~ New Intro & Overview Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y4ezxjsz    ~ word count 2,866 ~  Identifying the false association (and failed strategy) surrounding the routine use of continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as the universal standard and the associated increase in Cesarean surgery performed for a ‘non-reassuring’ EFM tracing. […]

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