New research released today is the first study of its kind to link management of unit culture, nursing, and patient flow to maternal health outcomes. Does the practice style and management of the Labor & Delivery unit of your chosen birth location determine your risk of cesarean?
This study just published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN); Variation in Cesarean Birth Rates by Labor and Delivery Nurses examines how individual nurses can influence the mode of birth (cesarean or vaginal) of patients in their care.
An External Cephalic Version (ECV) is one option open to people whose babies are breech. However, if a person has had a prior cesarean, they may be told that this is not an option for them. The evidence does not support excluding those with a prior cesarean from an ECV.
One thing that frequently gets left out when discussing cesareans in childbirth classes is the options that birthing families have when giving birth by cesarean. Sharon Muza shares some resources for cesarean birth planning.
Our April Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators activity honors Cesarean Awareness Month which occurs annually. Lamaze Educator Katherine Steen shares an effective activity – "Cesarean Pie" that educators can use to help families gain more knowledge about cesareans as they prepare for their birt