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Draft – originally written in 2008 ~ Obstetrical Medicine in the US ~ is a stumbling stone and roadblock to an integrated maternity care system that promoted and supported normal childbirth & provided appropriately non-interventive services to healthy childbearing women with normal pregnancies, including access to the more cost-effective midwifery care Re-posted April 2022 ~ […]

School of Architecture and Urban Planning BIRTH ENVIRONMENTS ~ Emerging Trends and Implications for Design Alice Lerman, B.A., J.D., M. Arch ~ University of Wisconsin; School of Architecture and Urban Planning A Project supported by the American Institute of Architects and the American Hospital Association Fellowship ~ pages 7 & 8: “Obstetrics, over the past […]

History, Theory & Practice of Auscultation – Stand-alone addendum to series “False Association-Failure of c-EFM to prevent cerebral palsy & protect OBs from lawsuits

by faithgibson November 11, 2021

Stand-alone Addendum for mfry educators, students journalists and patients’ rights and product liability attorneys Easy Shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y3evnwwa   word count 4100 A brief history of monitoring  the unborn baby: Intermittent Auscultation ~ its verbs, nouns, and physician-inventors. For information about fetal monitoring as an electronic device (i.e., noun instead of an action verb), […]

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The False Association btw EFM & increased use of Cesarean surgery ~ a failed strategy for preventing cerebral palsy or reducing malpractice lawsuits against doctors & hospitals ~ Intro & Overview

by faithgibson November 1, 2021

Originally published March 2019 ~ New Intro & Overview Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y4ezxjsz    ~ word count 2,866 ~  Identifying the false association (and failed strategy) surrounding the routine use of continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as the universal standard and the associated increase in Cesarean surgery performed for a ‘non-reassuring’ EFM tracing. […]

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