Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Mayday Series: Invention of electronic automated Fetal Monitors and Displacement of Auscultation

by faithgibson May 11, 2019

Part 2 of previous day’s post on the History of Fetal Monitoring as a Verb: The invention of electronic automated fetal monitors and its displacement of Auscultation With the clarity of hindsight, we now know that just recording the one-minute fetal baseline rate was not sufficient to identify subtle indicators of fetal distress. In the decades before […]

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Mayday! EFM ~The Glue that keeps Hospital Corporations & Obstetrical profession joined at the hip despite the technology’s lack of efficacy & assoc. increase in C-sections

by faithgibson May 9, 2019

Routine EFM, Hospitals economics & the Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” policy of just saying no changing a Standard of Care that is harmful to healthy women with low-risk pregnancies The professional journal publications quoted in this series of posts and many other peer-reviewed articles clearly convey the obvious: The routine use of continuous EFM […]

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Mayday! Chapter 4 ~ A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that’s wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths

by faithgibson May 7, 2019

Chapter 4 ~ American obstetrics in the 21st century: conundrums, ethical dilemmas, irrational dichotomies & skyrocketing C-section rates Tiny URL ~  https://tinyurl.com/y48tcu6g But first, a brief recap of Chapter 3: As described in great detail in Chapter 3, in the centuries before modern obstetrics became available, childbirth in America was a grim and depressing story. […]

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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 […]

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Mayday! Mayday! Chapter 2 ~ Calling all Americans to fix a problem wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ part 1 (of 2)

by faithgibson May 3, 2019

Easy link for sharing ~https://tinyurl.com/y5gsetf6 Chapter 2~ part 1 (of 2) ~ 1600 How did American obstetrics stray so far from its noble foundations? The historic purpose of obstetrical medicine was to safeguard the life and wellbeing of all laboring women and their unborn babies under all circumstances. Unfortunately, the American obstetrical profession has been routinely using a […]

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