Cesarean Politics

Part 3A~ Hx & Use of Auscultation to replace routine c-EFM in healthy labor patients with normal pregnancies ~ 3A

by faithgibson March 8, 2019

Part 3A ~ 2019   Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y65wzon5        word count 2,400 How did the extreme discordance btw the scientific studies and current obstetrical standard of care come about? Unfortunately, the answer is “follow the money”, or i should say, follow the three biggest economic areas. Two obviously positive revenue streams:  […]

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What OBs say to other OBs @ ACOG’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Claim that elective induction @ 39 weeks will reduce the US cesarean rate

by faithgibson November 15, 2018

What obstetrical doctors say to other doctors about routine induction and claims that this policy will DECREASE the CS rate: Post of two reports supporting new “”Gold Standard” for American Obstetrics as routine induction @ 39 weeks for all healthy women with normal pregnancies (those with complications or high risk pregnancies will be delivered based […]

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A new website to report obstetrical mistreatment, bullying, other kinds of abuse & medical treatments without informed consent

by faithgibson November 5, 2018

If anyone is interested in pursuing what consumers are saying about insensitive, insulting, or bullying by their health care providers,  here is a link to a new website called My OB Said WHAT?  www.myobsaidwhat.com It is a site where consumers post those insensitive, insulting, annoying, hurtful, or bullying remarks or other statements said to them […]

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Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: A Critical Absence from the Cesarean Section Debate

by faithgibson June 12, 2018

Originally Posted on the Maternal Health Task Force on  May 8, 2018   Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: A Critical Absence from the Cesarean Section Debate By: Eric Jauniaux, Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, EGA Institute for Women’s Health, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London; Johan Vos, Chief Executive, International Federation of Gynecology and […]

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The Obstetrical Standard of Care in the US – Historically Illogical, Fundamentally flawed

by faithgibson February 11, 2018

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 […]

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