Cesarean Politics

Cesarean Section Increases Risk of Endometriosis according to very large Swedish study

by faithgibson July 16, 2013

OBGYN.net. Vol. No. June 28, 2013 Primary Points: – General pelvic endometriosis occurs more often in women who had a cesarean section than in women who gave birth vaginally for their first delivery, although the overall risk remains very low. http://hcp.obgyn.net/pregnancy-and-birth/content/article/1760982/2148858 Compared with vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to […]

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How ACOG is using Wax Meta-analysis to ignore JACHO’s directive to reduce medical interventions & Cesarean rate

by faithgibson June 23, 2013

A few day ago I posted ACOG’s legislative agenda/wish-list for 2013. If you read them you already know that nationally ACOG is definitely NOT interested in complying with  JACHO’s (now called “The Joint Commission”) April 2010 directive that the obstetrical profession reduce medical interventions that lead to a large number of unnecessary Cesarean deliveries. Here is the […]

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False assumptions about continuous EFM & liberal use of Cesarean surgery

by faithgibson June 15, 2013

Scientifically documenting the common but false associations between: the routine continuous use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as a strategy to prevent Cerebral Palsy & other neurological damage in newborns and a high rates of Cesarean Section as a method to prevent pelvic problems and incontinence in childbearing women  by faith gibson — all rights reserved June […]

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ACOG’s 2013 Legislative Priorities

by faithgibson June 7, 2013

Editor’s Note: ACOG’s legislative wish-list for 2013 devotes over 1500 words to its insider agenda without ever once  addressing or even acknowledging the Cesarean section epidemic in the US. Nada, zip, zelch — doesn’t even contain the word “Cesarean”, even though the surgical deliveries rose by 50% in just the last decade. ACOG totally ignores our sky-rocketing C-section rate, which is […]

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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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