OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

MAYDAY Series: Ref #5 ~ Scientific Paper: Part 2 (of 2) Fetal Monitoring: Creating a Culture of Safety With Informed Choice”

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

Part 2 — (a) Efficacy; (b) Barriers to Laboring Woman’s Informed Consent EFFICACY OF EFM In 2004, 28,014 neonates died, reflecting 0.68% of all U.S. births that year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2004). Chen et al. (2011) compared EFM to no EFM in labor using data from U.S. birth certificates from […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #4 ~ Scientific Paper: Part 1 (of 2) Fetal Monitoring: Creating a Culture of Safety With Informed Choice”

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

  Fetal Monitoring: Creating a Culture of Safety With Informed Choice J Perinat Educ. 2013 Summer; 22(3): 156–165. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.22.3.156 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4010242/ PMCID: PMC4010242 PMID: 24868127 Lisa Heelan, MSN, FNP-BC* Abstract The dominant culture in labor and birth is the medical model, not the midwifery model of woman-centered care. Consensus among professional and governmental groups is that, based on […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #3 ~ Data Bite on the Frequent Disagreements btw professionals on Interpretation of EFM strips

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

Synopsis: Disagreement btw obstetricians on EFM data whether an emergent C-section is needed and studies in which obstetricians disagreed with their original conclusion when provided with the very same monitor strip 6 months later. The other ‘elephant’ in the room when interpreting c-EFM data is the incredible lack of agreement between obstetricians over the data being streamed […]

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MAYDAY Series: Ref #1 ~ EFM as a Public Health Screening Program: The Arithmetic of Failure” by Dr David Grimes

by faithgibson May 26, 2019

A “Must Read” as part of our Mayday 2019 series Re-posted from: American College of  Community Midwives (ACCM)   A professional organization for Community Midwives Easy-to-copy-&-share link ~ https://tinyurl.com/y3d2dgus “EFM as a Public Health Screening Program: The Arithmetic of Failure” by Dr David Grimes EXCERPTS & Commentary for mothers, midwives & others NOTE: The full PDF […]

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MAYDAY Series: The Me-3 Movement ~ An Action Plan to end use of inappropriate, ineffective & potentially-dangerous obstetrical practices that are current obstetrical standard for healthy women with normal pregnancies (ex. routine use c-EFM; asssc. increased in C-sections, etc)

by faithgibson May 17, 2019

Easy-2-share link to this post: https://tinyurl.com/y53plzej Mayday Series ~ Chapter 5 The Me-3 movement: a new political action platform for dealing with women’s biology and reproductive health issues: Standing on the shoulders of the Me-2 movement to launch Me-3: A contemporary women’s movement specifically related to exposing and combating inappropriate gender-related issues relative to sexual […]

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