EFM and conflicts of interest

5504534442_276860d5fa“So the question is why would the BRPOs* of the world ignore obvious evidence of EFM harm, ignore informed consent, ignore the violation of mothers’ bioethical autonomy, and ignore the reality that most of the birth profession is lying daily to mothers and themselves about EFM  dangers and forcing mothers to undergo a medical procedure that has the potential for current and future harm?”

             *(birth-related professional organisations)

Another great article from Tom Sartwelle and colleagues, which offers a fascinating history of the use of electronic fetal monitoring and highlights important conflicts of interest as well as a huge gap between the evidence and what most people believe. You can access the full article here.

 

 

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