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.
The National Vital Statistics System, a division of the National Center for Health Statistics, released preliminary 2015 birth data for the United States, and we can consider the news to be stable if not positive in most areas. We highlight ten important stats for you today.
A recent research paper, Relationship Between Cesarean Rate and Maternal and Neonatal Mortality was published on December 1, 2015 in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). This new study calls into question the long standing World Health Organization recommenda
Regular contributor Henci Goer, author of several books including Optimal Care in Childbirth as well as the expert on Lamaze International's "Ask Henci" site, takes a look at a recent study that examines the wide divergence in cesarean rates amongst U.S. hospitals. Read Henci's take