Cesarean Politics

The Obstetrical Standard of Care in the US – Historically irrational, fundamentally flawed As currently configured in the US, the medicalized model makes it virtually impossible for obstetrically-trained birth attendants to use physiologically-based methods. Physiological management is not the ‘customary’ practice of those trained in the surgical specialty of obstetrics and it is not taught […]

From: Nicholas Olow <info@betterbirth360.com> Subject: Best Practices for Reducing Primary Cesarean Births… Date: December 19, 2017  If you, a friend, family member, partner, co-worker, or client of yours is wanting to reduce their risk of having a primary cesarean birth in a hospital please read and share the following article with your network of birth professionals on other Facebook and […]

New AJOG study on Cerebral Palsy: no reduction in CP last 50 yrs, despite 6-fold increase in CS rate

by faithgibson September 28, 2017

Cerebral palsy: causes, pathways, and the role of genetic variants Alastair H. MacLennan, MD, FRANZCOG; Suzanna C. Thompson, MBBS, FRACP; Jozef Gecz, PhD Cerebral palsy (CP) is heterogeneous with different clinical types, comorbidities, brain imaging patterns, causes, and now also heterogeneous underlying genetic variants. Few are solely due to severe hypoxia or ischemia at birth. […]

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Huffington Post: “Global Epidemic of Unneeded Cesarean Sections: It’s Time to Do Something”

by faithgibson May 4, 2017

Text from Huffington Post — photos added LINK to original post –> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-global-epidemic-of-unneeded-cesarean-sections-its_us_590935eee4b05279d4edc0eb 05/02/2017 09:57 pm ET Ask anyone, as I have, in a range of health care and academic settings: why are Cesarean section (C-section) rates so high in middle- and high-income countries? You’re likely to hear that “women demand it.” It turns out that this […]

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The Problem w/ Using Place-of-Birth as Proxy for Style of Intrapartum Management

by faithgibson May 11, 2016

Originally posted Monday, June 28, 2010 ~ www.normalbirth.org The Problem with Using Place of Birth as Proxy for Style of Intrapartum Management  faith gibson, LM, CPM June 28, 2010 MANY MEDICAL AND MIDWIFERY PROFESSIONALS, as well as birth activists and consumers, confuse birth setting (hosp. vs. OOH) with intrapartum management style or may use these […]

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