Continuous Fetal Monitoring (Cardiotocography) Flunks Its Test—Again

A Lancet commentary trying to explain away the findings of a trial of computerized interpretation of fetal monitoring tracings popped up in CBU’s Google alerts, but we get ahead of ourselves. [...]


ACOG Endorses Optimal Care—Sort Of

Abstract: Obstetrician-gynecologists . . . can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient [...]


Clinical Guidelines Endorse Physiologic Care in Labor

The Lancet has devoted an issue to maternal health that includes a systematic review of maternity care practice guidelines entitled: “Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: a pathway [...]


Continuous Fetal Monitoring (Cardiotocography) Strikes Out Again

A review due out at the end of the month reinforces that continuous fetal monitoring could have little effect on reducing incidence of cerebral palsy because the causes are almost always related [...]

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