Name: Luxford, Cynthia
License type and number: DEM LD 594879
Areas served: Oregon Coast
Complaint by consumer: fetal demise, pt with PIH, IUGR. Board found no violation of rules. Requested a letter of concern sent to licensee proposing closer supervision and teaching regarding midwifery. Also requested a letter of explanantion from licensee about the 2 weeks prior to the stillbirth delivery. Board reviewed and found no violation, but recommends seeking consult at an earlier point in patient’s course.
In the Media: http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/healing.asp
Red Flags: Attends high risk births at home including breech, twins, and VBAC. No apparent post-high school education. Luxford also knew about the complicated labor of a woman in July 2011 and failed to advise her midwives to take the woman to the hospital, despite the presence of severe risk factors. The infant died. See: Darby Partner, Laura Tanner
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