OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

Mayday! EFM ~The Glue that keeps Hospital Corporations & Obstetrical profession joined at the hip despite the technology’s lack of efficacy & assoc. increase in C-sections

by faithgibson May 9, 2019

Routine EFM, Hospitals economics & the Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” policy of just saying no changing a Standard of Care that is harmful to healthy women with low-risk pregnancies The professional journal publications quoted in this series of posts and many other peer-reviewed articles clearly convey the obvious: The routine use of continuous EFM […]

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Mayday! Chapter 4 ~ A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that’s wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths

by faithgibson May 7, 2019

Chapter 4 ~ American obstetrics in the 21st century: conundrums, ethical dilemmas, irrational dichotomies & skyrocketing C-section rates Tiny URL ~  https://tinyurl.com/y48tcu6g But first, a brief recap of Chapter 3: As described in great detail in Chapter 3, in the centuries before modern obstetrics became available, childbirth in America was a grim and depressing story. […]

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Mayday! Chapter 3 ~ A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that’s wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths

by faithgibson May 5, 2019

Easy-to-share link:  https://tinyurl.com/y3rbgdet Chapter 3 But first, a brief synopsis of chapter 2 Obstetrics — Before and after the rise of modern medical science Scientific obstetrics remains one of the most important medical miracles of all times. Before childbearing women and newborns had access to modern obstetrical medicine and equipped hospitals, simply being a childbearing […]

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Mayday! Mayday! Chapter 2 ~ Calling all Americans to fix a problem wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ part 1 (of 2)

by faithgibson May 3, 2019

Easy link for sharing ~https://tinyurl.com/y5gsetf6 Chapter 2~ part 1 (of 2) ~ 1600 How did American obstetrics stray so far from its noble foundations? The historic purpose of obstetrical medicine was to safeguard the life and wellbeing of all laboring women and their unborn babies under all circumstances. Unfortunately, the American obstetrical profession has been routinely using a […]

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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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