Can having more midwives help hospitals reduce the use of interventions during birth?
What if she had been the average first-time mother with no known risk factors, could her story have had a different ending?
The American College of Nurse Midwives began a project in 2015 that encouraged hospitals to make system changes that result in reduced rates of primary cesarean. In the first year of the initiative, 15 hospitals participated. You can read more about it
I spent this weekend in New Jersey presenting information about my water birth research to a wide variety of families and professionals. I had been nervous that I wouldn’t be ready; I had been battling a respiratory virus since returning from the
I spent last week at the Normal Birth Conference exploring the latest research and making connections for future work. The Normal Birth Conference is a research-focused (not practice focused) conference and has quickly become one of my “must attend” conferences every year. Next year’s conference
Today I want to share two studies describing what may be considered the ‘capacity’ of hospitals. 1 2 The research team surveyed hosptials in California about their staffing, treatments available, and the types of treatments they are able to provide. Why? Because the