Category: Quotes and shares

The undiscussed cost of electronic fetal monitoring…

What is the real 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,…

EFM and Murphy’s law

EFM inventors sidestepped the scientific method and simply branded their machine a success, says new analysis on fetal monitoring.

The problems with GBS screening

What are the harms of GBS screening? And why is it hard to measure them? “In my view there are two main issues that hamper the assessment of harms and benefits of antenatal GBS screening. The first is the artefact…

The elephant circle

“an elephant circle …  time, story, energy, prayers, blessings, tears, joys, excitement, soberness and air of holiness that we create while we are together”

Babies and notes…

On paperwork and midwifery: a woman noted that it took less time for her to have the baby than it did for the midwife to complete the paperwork.