Tag: fetal monitoring

EFM: ubiquitous yet flawed

“EFM has become a quintessential example of the perils of adopting new medical technologies without proper study of risks and benefits,” says a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Pinard Wisdom (part 2)

How do you use a pinard? Sara Wickham and other experienced midwives offer tips, tricks and suggestions for those wanting to develop this skill.

Pinard Wisdom (part 1)

How do you use a pinard? Sara Wickham and other experienced midwives offer tips, tricks and suggestions for those wanting to develop this skill.

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,…