Cesarean Politics

“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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Childbirth U ~ Confirmatory evidence that increasing MMR directly associated w/ high CS rate

by faithgibson April 11, 2015

The following account of the CMQCC report on maternal mortality in California was written and circulated via email by Henci Goer. Hence in the founder & CEO of Childbirth U, a website that will provide science-based information of childbirth-related issues and intervention. The website is not on-line but will be soon. Click on this URL […]

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Dramatic reduction in C-sections result 24-hr hospitalist model of midwifery-obstetrician partnership

by faithgibson February 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO – A shift from a conventional private practice model to a 24-hour obstetrician and midwifery model was associated with a dramatic decrease in the nulliparous term single vertex cesarean delivery rate, and an increase in the vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) rate among privately insured women who delivered at a single community […]

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Preventable Obstetrical Interventions: How many caesarean sections can be prevented in Canada?

by faithgibson August 5, 2013

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 May;35(5):434-43. Rossignol M, Moutquin JM, Boughrassa F, Bédard MJ, Chaillet N, Charest C, Ciofani L, Dumas-Pilon M, Gagné GP, Gagnon A, Gagnon R, Senikas V. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal QC. Abstract (+ editor’s comments @ bottom) Public health authorities have been alarmed by the progressive rise in rates of Caesarean section in Canada, approaching one birth in three in […]

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