Scientific Literature

Articles   Increased elective induction of labor @ 39 weeks after publication of ARRIVE did not lower C-section, hypertensive disorder rates for 1st-time mothers Excerpt from article: ” …. following the publication of “ARRIVE” there was an overall 42% increase in elective induction of labor …. … however the associated improvements in outcomes reported in […]

~ 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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Physicians Have an Ethical Obligation to be Honest Spokespersons for Medical Science ~

by faithgibson June 3, 2021

The Obligation of Physicians to be Unbiased  Spokespersons and “Honest Brokers” for all of Medical Science including Obstetrical Medicine  In the United States, physicians (MDs) are the natural spokespersons for the scientific discipline of allopathic medicine. While that status bestows many privileges, those privileges are matched by many responsibilities unique to the medical profession. The […]

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