OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that is wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ part 2

by faithgibson May 2, 2019

Continued ~ second half of yesterday’s post ~ 1700 words The Big Blue Elephant in the Room: Hospital economics of c-EFM and the unproductive expense billed to health insurance carriers and the federal Medicaid program The question here is pretty simple: Are state, county and federal governments, other 3rd party payers (insurance companies) and those […]

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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! A Call to all Americans to fix a problem wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ Part 1 of 2

by faithgibson May 1, 2019

Easy way to share this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5ojmvue .  1600 words Chapter 1 A call to all Americans: We need to fix a simple problem that wastes many millions of healthcare dollars every year on an ineffective technology that is very expensive and results in preventable maternal deaths from an artificial increase in Cesarean surgeries. These […]

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Hx & Use of Auscultation to replace routine c-EFM in healthy labor patients with normal pregnancies ~ Part 3 of 3

by faithgibson March 11, 2019

 Part 3 ~ 2019  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 physician-inventors   The first person to […]

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Part 2 ~ False Association btw Cesarean surgery, preventing pelvic floor damage in moms & protecting OBs & hospitals from lawsuits ~ Part 2 (of 3)

by faithgibson March 7, 2019

Part 2 (of 3) ~ 2019 word count 2800 Easy-to-copy-&-share link –>  http://tinyurl.com/yxz3h5oe Is a policy ‘elective’ Cesareans an effective strategy for saving the pelvic floor of childbearing women? ~ “A Scar is Born Every 39 Seconds” ~ Headline for an April 15, 1998 ad in Ob.Gyn.News for a new product to rub on C-section incisions […]

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The False Association btw routine use of continuous electronic fetal monitoring (c-EFM) to prevent Cerebral Palsy, artificially-elevated Cesarean rate & Desire by OBs & hospitals to protect themselves from Lawsuits ~ Part 1 (of 3)

by faithgibson March 3, 2019

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, and as an ‘insurance policy’ against medical malpractice suits Well-documented increase in Cesarean surgery associated with the […]

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