Tag: fetal heart monitoring

The undiscussed cost of electronic fetal monitoring…

“In randomised clinical trials comparing electronic monitoring with intermittent auscultation, electronic monitoring increased the risk of caesarean by 63% (relative risk=1.63, 95% confidence interval 1.29 to 2.07). This suggests that, if electronic monitoring had not been used in those 620…

Discussing intermittant auscultation…

Today, I want to share an open access article on intermittent auscultation which I found really interesting, and I rather suspect that many readers of this blog will too, because the problem that the researcher’s work addresses is one common…

Quote of the Month (August 2015): EFM and Murphy’s law

“EFM inventors sidestepped the scientific method and simply branded their machine a success. They failed to question the fundamental principles underlying EFM theory — the nineteenth century myth that asphyxia caused CP. Rather, influenced by twentieth century man’s newfound control…

The case against electronic fetal monitoring

Just weeks after the publication of two articles in the BJOG that questioned electronic fetal heart monitoring, a freely available article in the Journal of Child Neurology does an absolutely stellar job of bringing together the case against the use…