May 2019

MAYDAY Series: Ref #4 ~ Scientific Paper: Part 1 (of 2) Fetal Monitoring: Creating a Culture of Safety With Informed Choice”

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

  Fetal Monitoring: Creating a Culture of Safety With Informed Choice J Perinat Educ. 2013 Summer; 22(3): 156–165. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.22.3.156 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4010242/ PMCID: PMC4010242 PMID: 24868127 Lisa Heelan, MSN, FNP-BC* Abstract The dominant culture in labor and birth is the medical model, not the midwifery model of woman-centered care. Consensus among professional and governmental groups is that, based on […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #3 ~ Data Bite on the Frequent Disagreements btw professionals on Interpretation of EFM strips

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

Synopsis: Disagreement btw obstetricians on EFM data whether an emergent C-section is needed and studies in which obstetricians disagreed with their original conclusion when provided with the very same monitor strip 6 months later. The other ‘elephant’ in the room when interpreting c-EFM data is the incredible lack of agreement between obstetricians over the data being streamed […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #2 ~ A Quick History of Fetal Monitoring as a Verb: Auscultation ~ and names of physician-inventors

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

A quick history of fetal monitoring: Auscultation ~ verbs, nouns, and names of physician-inventors The first person to report hearing the sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat was a 17th century physician by the name of Dr. Marsac. A contemporary of his, a Dr. Killian, was the first to ponder the possibility that the rate and rhythm […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #1 ~ EFM as a Public Health Screening Program: The Arithmetic of Failure” by Dr David Grimes

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

A “Must Read” as part of our Mayday 2019 series Re-posted from: American College of  Community Midwives (ACCM)   A professional organization for Community Midwives Easy-to-copy-&-share link ~ https://tinyurl.com/y3d2dgus “EFM as a Public Health Screening Program: The Arithmetic of Failure” by Dr David Grimes EXCERPTS & Commentary for mothers, midwives & others NOTE: The full PDF […]

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Preventable Maternal Deaths ~ Why Did Lauren Bloomstein Die? (re-post from Mwfry Today, 2017)

by faithgibson May 24, 2019

MIDWIFERY TODAY > ARTICLES > FREE ARTICLES > WHY DID LAUREN BLOOMSTEIN DIE? This is background material from the Mayday! Mayday Mayday! series, which is an urgent Call to all Americans to fix a problem that is wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths   Why Did Lauren Bloomstein Die? by Marion Toepke McLeanSeptember 1, 2017 […]

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