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~ 3B ~ XX Index for this last post Central Fetal Monitoring: The newest kid on the block half a century later Trying to build a better mousetrap instead of building a better foundation Why the subtle distinction btw acidemia & hypoxia matters The Glaringly Obvious Effect of EFM — turning healthy women into  passive […]

~ 1C ~ Historical and legal background of the problem, more excerpts from EFM research “The obstetrical profession’s relationship with EFM as the universal standard in the US is like looking under the lamp post for for the keys you lost on the far side of the street because the light is better on this […]

Part 1B ~ Failure of c-EFM to prevent cerebral palsy or protect OBs from lawsuits ~1B

by faithgibson August 3, 2019

~ 1B ~ word count 2,100 In the first place ‘Do No Harm’ Conforming opinion to facts — acknowledged scientific evidence — within an ethical framework  In his autobiography, The Story of My Life, Dr. Marion Sims wrote about the advantages of working on people that were essentially his property (i.e. women slaves): “There was […]

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Part 1A ~ False Association btw continuous EFM & associated increase in Cesareans as a strategy to prevent cerebral palsy & reduce malpractice suits ~ Part 1A

by faithgibson August 2, 2019

~ 1A ~ Fetal Monitoring ~ Historic beginnings of America’s conundrum This series is dedicated to fixing a problem that wastes millions of healthcare dollars every year and results in preventable maternal death. Continuous EFM has no benefit to mother or baby when routinely used on healthy women with low-risk pregnancies. However, this expensive and […]

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New Study: “Being with Woman” ~ It’s what midwifery is all about: Western Australian midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour & birth in known midwife model

by faithgibson June 21, 2019

Easy-to-share Link ~ https://tinyurl.com/yxz2gu9e BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019; 19: 29. Published online 2019 Jan 14. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2144-z PMCID: PMC6332887 PMID: 30642287 “It’s what midwifery is all about”: Western Australian midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour and birth in the known midwife model Zoe Bradfield,1 Yvonne Hauck,1,2 Michelle Kelly,1 and Ravani Duggan1 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Data Availability Statement Go […]

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