Blueprint for Advancing High-Value Maternity Care Through Physiologic Childbearing aims to outline and promote "well-tested, evidence-informed strategies" that can be used as a guideline to address current systems that are failing childbearing families.
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and Consumer Reports have partnered to develop and launch My Birth Matters, an educational campaign aimed at informing expectant parents about cesarean delivery.
A small but very positive study just released has demonstrated the ability to determine gestational age with a blood test as accurately as early ultrasound. Subsequent blood tests during the pregnancy appear to be accurate in determining who is at risk of delivering prematurely.
A just-published study shows that not only is it important what hospital a person chooses to give birth in, it is also very important to choose a provider whose attitudes favor vaginal births for their patients and clients.
Spring often brings updates to current vital statistics information for maternal-infant care in the United States. This provisional data includes 99.93% of all reported births in the United States in 2017. It is the most up to date information available.