*

**

Episiotomies — more harmful unnecessary interventions by OBs, more hiding high rate of inappropriate interventions by hospitals

by faithgibson May 27, 2019

Re-posted from USA Today An episiotomy is a surgical cut to the vagina during childbirth. A USA TODAY analysis finds a startling number performed despite guidance from 2006. Episiotomies: painful, risky and not routinely recommended but dozens of hospitals are doing them anyway. Alison Young and John Kelly, USA TODAY Updated 12:00 p.m. PDT May […]

Read the full article →

MAYDAY Series: Ref #2 ~ A Quick History of Fetal Monitoring as a Verb: Auscultation ~ and names of physician-inventors

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

A quick history of fetal monitoring: Auscultation ~ verbs, nouns, and names of physician-inventors The first person to report hearing the sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat was a 17th century physician by the name of Dr. Marsac. A contemporary of his, a Dr. Killian, was the first to ponder the possibility that the rate and rhythm […]

Read the full article →

Preventable Maternal Deaths ~ Why Did Lauren Bloomstein Die? (re-post from Mwfry Today, 2017)

by faithgibson May 24, 2019

MIDWIFERY TODAY > ARTICLES > FREE ARTICLES > WHY DID LAUREN BLOOMSTEIN DIE? This is background material from the Mayday! Mayday Mayday! series, which is an urgent Call to all Americans to fix a problem that is wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths   Why Did Lauren Bloomstein Die? by Marion Toepke McLeanSeptember 1, 2017 […]

Read the full article →

Mayday! Chapter 3 ~ A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that’s wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths

by faithgibson May 5, 2019

Easy-to-share link:  https://tinyurl.com/y3rbgdet Chapter 3 But first, a brief synopsis of chapter 2 Obstetrics — Before and after the rise of modern medical science Scientific obstetrics remains one of the most important medical miracles of all times. Before childbearing women and newborns had access to modern obstetrical medicine and equipped hospitals, simply being a childbearing […]

Read the full article →

Mayday! Mayday! Chapter 2-part 2 ~ Calling all Americans to fix a problem that’s wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths

by faithgibson May 4, 2019

word count ~ 2200 The Last half of Chapter 2 In our journey to find answers to this contemporary with obstetrical care, we took a little detour in the “Way Back Machine” to better understand the development of modern medical science and early history obstetrics, both before and after the practice of medicine was based […]

Read the full article →