Cesarean Politics

Electronic Fetal Monitoring: A Bridge Too Far ~ by Thomas Sartwelle, LL.B

by faithgibson May 31, 2013

Journal of Legal Medicine Thomas P. Sartwelle, LL.B, B.B.A. September 19, 2012 – Publisher’s synopsis: The most common obstetrical procedure in the United States is electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) during labor. Approximately 85% of the 4,000,000 annual births are EFM monitored. EFM is the standard of care in virtually every community. Hospitals have invested multiple millions of dollars in electronic fetal […]

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Fatal placental abnormalities: a frequent complication of repeated Cesareans ~ Mother dies after 6th Cesarean birth

by faithgibson May 9, 2013

Warning…Sad story of the death of a mother due to previa and accreta with her sixth C-section delivery. This is not considered a malpractice case because this, previa, accreta and the risk of death are known complications of having had multiple surgical deliveries. One still must ask “Why”? Originally posted by Linda Bennet, retired midwife By Nkoyo […]

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Measures to reduce avoidable obstetrical interventions with low-risk women: INESSS ~ French Quebec publication

by faithgibson April 17, 2013

ETMIS 2012 ; Vol. 8 : N014 September 2012 ~ A production of the Institut National d’Excellence en Santé et en Services Sociaux Promising measures to reduce the use of avoidable obstetrical interventions with low-risk women SUMMARY ~ prepared by Michel Rossignol, Faiza Boughrassa and Jean-Marie Moutquin PROMISING MEASURES TO REDUCE THE — USE OF AVOIDABLE OBSTETRICAL INTERVENTIONS WITH LOW-RISK WOMEN Mandate […]

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Scrippts Media Report: Cesarean NOT safer for healthy women ~ part 2 ~ Commentary and Action Plan

by faithgibson April 3, 2013

Part 2 ~ by FG: Perhaps the most damning and depressing comment about this issues comes from the Medical Leadership Council (an association of US hospitals) which concluded in1996 that the ever-escalating cesarean rate in the US (at that time only 20%) was: “…medicine’s equivalent of the federal budget deficit; long recognized as [an] abstract national problem, yet beyond […]

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Scrippt’s Report: NOT safer for healthy women w/ normal pregnancies to have their baby delivered by Cesarean ~ part 1

by faithgibson April 2, 2013

Cesarean rate is up to one-in-three births, but studies show normal vaginal birth is safer and better for both mothers and babies Excerpts from Scripps Media report –  Posted: 04/01/2013  Most IMPORTANT Information: Strong arguments for encourage vaginal births; national efforts to reduce hospital CS rates: C-sections typically cost about twice as much as a […]

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