Cesarean Politics

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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“No patients are low risk when it comes to Cesarean delivery & venous thromboembolism” ~ perinatal expert Dr. Peter Cherouny

by faithgibson March 3, 2016

http://www.ppahs.org/2014/02/no-patients-are-low-risk-when-it-comes-to-cesarean-delivery-and-venous-thromboembolism-says-perinatal-expert-dr-peter-cherouny/ Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety BLOOD CLOTS, PATIENT STORIES by Sean Power February 4, 2014 The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held on January 22, 2014 a special webinar for the Perinatal Improvement Community on safety recommendations for maternal patients. You can download the webinar recording and slides here. The webinar featured Peter […]

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Inducing and augmenting labor may be associated with increased risk of autism

by faithgibson February 11, 2016

Inducing & augmenting labor may be associated with increased risk of autism Summary: Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis. Newborn baby. Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have […]

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