OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

Gibson Report #1 – continued ~ 2019  part 3 ~ Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y65wzon5        word count 4700 How did the extreme discordance btw the scientific studies and current obstetrical standard of care come about? A quick history of fetal monitoring: Intermittent Auscultation & EFM ~ verbs, nouns, and names of […]

Part 2 (of 3)  word count 3500 Gibson Report #1 – continued ~ 2019 Easy shortcut to share –>  http://tinyurl.com/yxz3h5oe Are ‘elective’ Cesareans an effective strategy for ‘saving’ the childbearing woman’s pelvic floor? ~ “A Scar is Born Every 39 Seconds” ~ Headline for an April 15, 1998 ad in Ob.Gyn.News. The statistics (that a ‘scar’ […]

Gibson Report-2019_#1: The False Association btw routine use of continuous electronic fetal monitoring (c-EFM) to prevent Cerebral Palsy, Maternal Pelvic Floor Damage & Protect OBs from Lawsuits ~ Part 1 (of 3)

by faithgibson March 3, 2019

Gibson Report-2019_#1 Part 1 (of 3) Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y3ty2392 word count 4,600 Revealing the false association between routinely using continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as a strategy to prevent Cerebral Palsy and other neurological damage in newborns Well-documented increase in Cesarean surgery associated with the routine use of continuous EFM in healthy […]

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Wonderful satire from a website that chronicles man-made (iatrogenic) catastrophe stories relating to normal childbirth

by faithgibson October 1, 2018

This link will make you laugh and then cry! Check it out … Proposal to bleed 1/5-1/3 of a baby’s blood within 4-24 hours of birth in order to reduce neonatal jaundice Backstory: How the routine use of general anesthesia triggered a race to ‘clamp-it-quick’ cord-cutting For nearly a hundred years — most of the […]

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Historical Dissatisfaction with “Standard” (i.e. interventive) Obstetrics for Healthy women-normal pregnancies ~ 1950 – 1960

by faithgibson July 21, 2018

Public dissatisfaction in 1950s with half a century of highly-medicalized and invasive “Knock’em-out, Drag’em-out” obstetrics ~ Push-back by public opinion that rejects information about normalizing normal childbirth ~   Public dissatisfaction with childbirth practices first came to light in mid-1950s, when a popular women’s magazine published a ‘whistle-blower’ article by a Labor and Delivery nurse. As […]

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