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Labor Induction in contemporary obstetric cohort: 46.6% of nulliparas and 41% of multips, increase in CS done during latent phase of labor

by faithgibson July 13, 2013

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology JUNE 2012 ~ Research Obstetrics ~  www.AJOG.org Induction of labor in a contemporary obstetric cohort Quotes of interest: Induction of labor was a common obstetric intervention, occurring in 47.6% of nulliparous and 41.0% of multiparous women attempting vaginal delivery. …. elective induction and induction with no recorded indication occurred in […]

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False assumptions about continuous EFM & liberal use of Cesarean surgery

by faithgibson June 15, 2013

Scientifically documenting the common but false associations between: the routine continuous use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as a strategy to prevent Cerebral Palsy & other neurological damage in newborns and a high rates of Cesarean Section as a method to prevent pelvic problems and incontinence in childbearing women  by faith gibson — all rights reserved June […]

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ACOG’s 2013 Legislative Priorities

by faithgibson June 7, 2013

Editor’s Note: ACOG’s legislative wish-list for 2013 devotes over 1500 words to its insider agenda without ever once  addressing or even acknowledging the Cesarean section epidemic in the US. Nada, zip, zelch — doesn’t even contain the word “Cesarean”, even though the surgical deliveries rose by 50% in just the last decade. ACOG totally ignores our sky-rocketing C-section rate, which is […]

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Electronic Fetal Monitoring: A Bridge Too Far ~ by Thomas Sartwelle, LL.B

by faithgibson May 31, 2013

Journal of Legal Medicine Thomas P. Sartwelle, LL.B, B.B.A. September 19, 2012 – Publisher’s synopsis: The most common obstetrical procedure in the United States is electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) during labor. Approximately 85% of the 4,000,000 annual births are EFM monitored. EFM is the standard of care in virtually every community. Hospitals have invested multiple millions of dollars in electronic fetal […]

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Legally Mandated MD-Supervision of Non-physician Practitioners: a costly, unethical & unfair medical monopoly

by faithgibson November 18, 2012

Mandatory supervision of midwives and other ‘physician-extender’ categories as a strategy for supervising physicians to ‘pump up’ their ‘bottom line’ This is the first in a series of articles documenting the historical background and current economic impact of a legalized monopoly by physicians over the professional services of non-physician primary care practitioners (nurse practitioners, nurse […]

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