OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

PubMed abstract Synopsis & the study’s take-home message: This peer-reviewed study by the Australian College of Midwives describes a plan by hospitals to create a formal documentation process for informed consent/decline conversations when childbearing families refused standard intrapartum protocols or interventions believed necessary by the staff. Take-home message #1: The study found the new and more robust method […]

Link back to part 6 Continued part 7 ~ Source material – ObGynNews – on the dramatic increased in placental abnormalities and its association with our sky-rocketing Cesarean section rate:   The following quotes are from the professional trade paper ObGynNews. This publication is the obstetrical equivalent of the Reader’s Digest, in that it is a digest of […]

The story I hate to tell: the dark history of obstetrics ~ overview (part1)

by faithgibson March 4, 2016

The story I hate to tell & no one should ever have to hear: ~ overview (part 1) Faith Gibson, LM Former L&D nurse, Chair, MBC’s Midwifery Advisory Council 2007-2013  Part 1 Historical Overview: How the ‘wrong use’ of obstetrics came to be the standard of care for healthy women in the US in 1910, […]

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Inducing and augmenting labor may be associated with increased risk of autism

by faithgibson February 11, 2016

Inducing & augmenting labor may be associated with increased risk of autism Summary: Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis. Newborn baby. Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have […]

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Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns ~ paper presented at ACOG meeting

by faithgibson February 8, 2016

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns May 7, 2013 New Orleans, LA — Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term newborns as previously believed, according to research presented today at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Researchers say […]

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