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 World Health Organization just released updated guidelines "WHO recommendations: Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience" and it is an important 212-page tome. It is full of evidence-based information that can certainly improve maternal-infant care.
The health & safety of a birthing parent & their baby depends on the dyad getting the best & right care at the right time. This is the basis behind the "Choosing Wisely" initiative, developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in conjunction with the American Academy of Nursing.
Social media was all abuzz yesterday about information coming out of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) conference currently being held in San Diego, CA. Headlines everywhere screamed “Eating During Labor May Not Be So Bad, Study Suggests,” “Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most