Electronic Fetal Monitoring

~ 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 […]

~ 2B ~ Cesarean Surgery – the “gift” that keeps on giving! Cesarean surgery is the gift that keeps on giving, not only at the time the operation is performed but in all future pregnancies. Unfortunately for 6% of post-cesarean mothers, a downstream complication of their Cesarean surgery is infertility, usually a result of post-operative infections. Life-threatening complications […]

Part 2A ~ Failure of elective C-sections surgery to prevent pelvic floor damage ~ 2A

by faithgibson August 6, 2019

Part 2A ~ word count 2,300 Easy-to-copy-&-share link –>  http://tinyurl.com/ Is ‘elective Cesarean’ policy an effective strategy for preventing pelvic floor problems in childbearing women based on valid scientific evidence? ~ “A Scar is Born Every 39 Seconds” ~ The headline in a 1998 advertisement for a skin product to rub on C-section incisions to diminish scarring […]

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

by faithgibson August 5, 2019

~ 1D ~ Dark Side of the Moon Serious, on-going lack of agreement btw obstetricians on EFM data & whether an emergent C-section is needed How and why EFM is directly associated with increased rate of Cesareans   The other ‘elephant’ in the room when interpreting c-EFM data is the incredible lack of agreement between obstetricians over […]

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The False Association btw Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring & increased use of Cesarean surgery as a strategy for preventing cerebral palsy & reducing malpractice lawsuits against doctors & hospitals ~ Intro & Overview

by faithgibson August 1, 2019

Originally published March 2100 ~ 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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