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The story I hate to tell: the dark history of obstetrics ~ Strike One (part 4)

by faithgibson March 7, 2016

Link back to part 3 Part 4 ~ Strike One ~ Autopsies, Anesthesia and Obstetrical Audacity    I describe this trilogy of historical events as a trifecta AAAs of iatrogenesis, so named after the three specific practices used during three different periods of history. The first was maternal autopsies in European hospital beginning in the 1830s; […]

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The story I hate to tell: Dark History of Obstetrics (part 3)

by faithgibson March 6, 2016

Link back to part 2   Link to an “Aside” ~ Background material on standard obstetrical practices used on healthy low-risk women and consumer activism from 1950 to 1990. The material in the “Aside” is not included in other segments of this series. In the context of this lengthy essay, I want to point out that I’m […]

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“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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Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns ~ paper presented at ACOG meeting

by faithgibson February 8, 2016

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns May 7, 2013 New Orleans, LA — Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term newborns as previously believed, according to research presented today at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Researchers say […]

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