OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

~ 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 […]

Easy-to-share Link ~ https://tinyurl.com/y5hdkjyq ARCHIVE Info Only ~ I attended the Grand Rounds, which was well-attended, and according to Judy Luce, who helped organize the event in Berkeley, his presentation was excellent (particularly his PowerPoint slides – seee below) and very well attended and received. faith ^O^   Dissident Doctor: My Life Catching Babies and […]

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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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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Mayday series: Wrap-up, Final Words & Action Plan

by faithgibson May 31, 2019

Word count 1600 Easy-to-share Link: https://tinyurl.com/y67nkt4c Wrap up of Mayday series: Introducing a *new vocabulary* Final Word & Action Plan ** The Bigger Picture and new vocabulary for the kind of maternity care that best serves the needs of healthy childbearing women and their families and is most cost-effective Maternity care and obstetrical services are […]

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