May 2013

Journal of Legal Medicine Thomas P. Sartwelle, LL.B, B.B.A. September 19, 2012 – Publisher’s synopsis: The most common obstetrical procedure in the United States is electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) during labor. Approximately 85% of the 4,000,000 annual births are EFM monitored. EFM is the standard of care in virtually every community. Hospitals have invested multiple millions of dollars in electronic fetal […]

From a Copenhagen Research Team (authors contact numbers below article) 2012-09-19 HOME BIRTH A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician Ole […]

Laparoscopic vaginal delivery: Report of a case, literature review, and discussion (Total tongue-in-cheek!)

by faithgibson May 12, 2013

Obstet Gynecol 2000;95:163–5 Laparoscopic vaginal delivery: Report of a case, literature review, and discussion Mack Barham, MD From Monroe, Louisiana. 163 VOL. 95, NO. 1, JANUARY 2000 0029-7844/00/$20.00 PII S0029-7844(99)00512-8   I review the literature on laparoscopically assisted vaginal delivery, present and discuss a case, and describe the technique. Laparoscopically assisted vaginal delivery will emerge as a triumphant obstetric innovation […]

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Fatal placental abnormalities: a frequent complication of repeated Cesareans ~ Mother dies after 6th Cesarean birth

by faithgibson May 9, 2013

Warning…Sad story of the death of a mother due to previa and accreta with her sixth C-section delivery. This is not considered a malpractice case because this, previa, accreta and the risk of death are known complications of having had multiple surgical deliveries. One still must ask “Why”? Originally posted by Linda Bennet, retired midwife By Nkoyo […]

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Home Births: 5 Things Nobody Tells You

by faithgibson May 2, 2013–5-things-nobody-tells-you-212656269.html By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Apr 29, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Photo: CorbisThe American Academy of Pediatrics has policy statements on pretty much anything you can think of—the role of recess in school, the timing of umbilical cord clamping, gay and lesbians as parents, you name it. But one topic it’s avoided is home births, until […]

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