GOLD Learning Speakers


Henci Goer, BA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2014
  • Country: USA

Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care. Her first book, Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities, was a valued resource for childbirth professionals. Its successor, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, has won the American College of Nurse-Midwives “Best Book of the Year” award. Goer has also written The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, which gives pregnant women access to the research evidence, as well as consumer education pamphlets and articles for trade, consumer, and academic periodicals. Goer’s latest project is Childbirth U, a website selling narrated slide presentations at modest cost that will help pregnant women make informed decisions about care.

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Cardiotocography (Electronic Fetal Monitoring) in labor: a house built on sand
By keeping continuous track of the fetal heart rate during labor, cardiotocography (CTG), also known as electronic fetal monitoring, was supposed to prevent brain injury due to inadequate oxygenation and reduce emergent deliveries for suspected distress. This presentation will lay out the evidence documenting its failure to deliver on either count along with the reasons why its use persists despite this. In addition it will recommend evidence-based and “good practice” strategies during labor for minimizing the likelihood of nonreassuring fetal heart rate as well as optimal fetal monitoring practices for low- and at-risk women.
Presentations: 17  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: .75 (details)  |  Categories: