Dr. Gilbert Webb of Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine Receives National Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring - WKRN News 2

Dr. Gilbert Webb of Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine Receives National Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

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SOURCE Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Certification Corporation (NCC) announced that Dr. Gilbert Webb has received national certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM). EFM examines the condition of the baby by looking at heart rate in the womb. This certification is awarded after meeting rigorous educational and practice requirements, and passing an examination in the specified area.

Dr. Gilbert Webb, Medical Director at Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Less than 150,000 health care professionals have earned this prestigious credential since 1975. Every three years, certified professionals are required to take a continuing competency assessment and take part in continuing education.

"Electronic Fetal Monitoring is crucial to knowing how well a baby is coping in the womb," said Dr. Gilbert Webb, medical director at Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine. "In addition, technology in obstetrics and gynecology is constantly evolving, and it is our responsibility to our patients, as perinatology practitioners, to be up-to-speed."

Dr. Gilbert Webb, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, has more than 26 years of experience, and has cared for more than 100,000 patients throughout his career. He has personally delivered more than 8,000 babies and supervised more than 2,000 midwife and resident deliveries. Dr. Gilbert Webb specializes in handling difficult, at-risk pregnancies and deliveries.

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel. Visit www.nccwebsite.org for more information.

About Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), led by medical director Dr. Gilbert Webb, is a group of specialists, sometimes called perinatologists or high-risk obstetricians, with training in obstetrics and gynecology. The physicians of Midwest MFM have taken their education a step further to gain an in-depth understanding of pregnancy complications and treatments through years of additional training and board certifications. Midwest MFM specialists work in collaboration with obstetricians to provide care for high-risk pregnant women.

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