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Fetal Monitors Produce Inaccurate Results – FDA warning by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Sat 12 Sep 2009 10:36pm Well, this is disconcerting.  I wonder how many unneccessary cesareans these machines caused.  How many more will they cause if hospitals don’t get these models replaced or fixed? September 7, 2009 — Fetal monitors made by Philips Healthcare, Avalon Models FM20, FM30, FM40, and FM50 and ultrasound transducer, may produce inaccurate read ... Read on »
Hearing the Fetal Heartbeat by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 4:22pm IP's have asked me questions regarding the fetal heart beat and what is 'normal' and if the heart rate can indicate to us if the baby is a boy or a girl. I came a crossed this very informative article by Marjorie Greenfield, MD and thought I would let HER explain the ins and outs of heartbeat monitoring. Sharon www ... Read on »
FDA Warning: Potential Inaccurate Readings on Fetal Monitors by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:04pm My own side comment: even though my facility does not use this type of fetal monitor, these "problems" are an every day occurrence. Our monitors half/double/pick up maternal heart rates frequently. It's not all about the almighty machinery - it's about the nurse being competent enough to know how to use her eyes, hands and ears: how to look, ... Read on »
Monitoring the fetal heart rate with the old method by Pedro M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:07am Before sharing the great news of our new fetal heart monitor, we wanted to show you what the midwives have been using here at Nata clinic.  They use a cone shaped device to put on the mothers stomache and then listen to the heart rate.Sr. Nurse Gaokwale is pictured above showing you how it works.  This is extremely difficult and often ineff ... Read on »
Understanding “Labor Lingo” by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 10:02pm Sometimes walking into a hospital leaves you feeling like you just landed without warning in a foreign country. So many names and terms used today in hospitals may be unfamiliar to you! Rest assured, this quick glance glossary can help demystify labor and delivery talk and get you fluent in “labor lingo.” Amniotomy- The artificial r ... Read on »
She certainly looked pregnant by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 Jul 2009 9:14pm But, she was not pregnant. Not one bit. The woman presented to L&D with c/o contractions. She looked to be about 34-38 weeks pregnant, with a gravid abdomen. She had the waddle going on. Once she was taken into a triage room, the nurse tried to find fetal heart tones. Nothing. Not even placental swooshing sounds. The nurse called th ... Read on »
Trying to Avoid A Cesarean Birth by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 10 Dec 2011 10:02pm The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the national rate hovering over 30%, and what can be done to help lower this sky rocketing epidemic? There are a variety of ways a woman can help reduce her chances of giving ... Read on »
5 Ways to Help Avoid a Cesarean by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 27 Jul 2013 10:03pm After a decade of an increasing rate of infants born via Cesarean section, the numbers are now leveling off according to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). This is exciting information for expectant parents who aim to have a vaginal births. This decrease is partly due to the A ... Read on »
510(k) Final Decisions - May 2010 by FDA Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 9:00pm 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD May 2010 DEVICE: ENGSTROM CARESTATION, ENGSTROM PRO DATEX-OHMEDA INC., A DIVISION OF I510(k) NO: K093886 (TRADITIONAL) ATTN: JIM RASKOB PHONE NO : 608 221 1551 3030 OHMEDA DRIVE SE DECISION MADE ... Read on »
Study Finding Triple Risk of Newborn Death from Home Births “Political” and “Crap” by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 12:00am Both my babies were born at home, as well as countless other children I know.  I have friends that are midwives. I believe home births are a safe, natural choice for a typical pregnancy including good prenatal care.  Even in atypical births, like both of mine ( hemorrhage and congenital heart defect ), midwives are superheroes. Last week, ... Read on »