OB Interventions: Dubious or Detrimental

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

by faithgibson March 8, 2019

Part 3A ~ 2019   Easy shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y65wzon5        word count 2,400 How did the extreme discordance btw the scientific studies and current obstetrical standard of care come about? Unfortunately, the answer is “follow the money”, or i should say, follow the three biggest economic areas. Two obviously positive revenue streams:  […]

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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 5,236 01 10-01-2019@2;00 pm 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, […]

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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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