June 2013

We say this quite often, so it is particularly satisfying to find those who have said it well and in different ways.  This following quote sums it up very well: “We all have experienced times when, instead of being buffeted by anonymous forces, we do feel in control of our actions, masters of our own […]

A few day ago I posted ACOG’s legislative agenda/wish-list for 2013. If you read them you already know that nationally ACOG is definitely NOT interested in complying with  JACHO’s (now called “The Joint Commission”) April 2010 directive that the obstetrical profession reduce medical interventions that lead to a large number of unnecessary Cesarean deliveries. Here is the […]


Maternal deaths rise in U.S. as the MMR worldwide improves

by faithgibson June 16, 2013

HEALTH & WELFARE | DAILY REPORT | OUR MATERNAL HEALTH April 13, 2010 | Nathanael Johnson A massive new analysis of worldwide maternal mortality shows that deaths are down significantly around the globe – but in the United States, deaths are up to 17 per 100,000, compared to the last U.S. estimate of 12 per 100,000. This suggests that California’s most […]

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False assumptions about continuous EFM & liberal use of Cesarean surgery

by faithgibson June 15, 2013

Scientifically documenting the common but false associations between: the routine continuous use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as a strategy to prevent Cerebral Palsy & other neurological damage in newborns and a high rates of Cesarean Section as a method to prevent pelvic problems and incontinence in childbearing women  by faith gibson — all rights reserved June […]

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ACOG’s 2013 Legislative Priorities

by faithgibson June 7, 2013

Editor’s Note: ACOG’s legislative wish-list for 2013 devotes over 1500 words to its insider agenda without ever once  addressing or even acknowledging the Cesarean section epidemic in the US. Nada, zip, zelch — doesn’t even contain the word “Cesarean”, even though the surgical deliveries rose by 50% in just the last decade. ACOG totally ignores our sky-rocketing C-section rate, which is […]

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