All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘childbirth connection’

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    Shared Decision Making in Maternity Care


    Earlier this week, I had the great honor to be part of a webinar discussing shared decision making in maternity care. Hosted by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and presented in conjunction with Shared Decision Making Month, the panel was moderated by Childbirth Connection’s Executive …

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    Know Someone Who’s Pregnant? Share This.


    Within the past couple years, a number of maternal-infant health organizations have launched campaigns to educate the public about the benefits of waiting for labor to begin on its own: that is, waiting for it to begin without a non-medically indicated induction or cesarean section. …

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  • Why Might Doulas Make a Difference?


    Last week, the Cochrane Library released an updated systematic review of continuous support during labor. After examining 21 trials involving over 15,000 women, the review authors found that women who received continuous support during labor: were more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth were …

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    New Data and Resources on Early Elective Birth


    From a press release published today: The employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, issued a Call to Action in response to its new data finding that thousands of babies are electively scheduled for delivery too early, resulting in a higher likelihood of death, being …

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    Giving Thanks to Your Birth Heroes


    Many women and their families often want to give a “thank you” gift to their doula, midwife, childbirth educator, nurse, favorite childbirth advocate, or obstetrician after their babies’ births. Many are also completely flummoxed as to what to get them! I think that I can …

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