Steve Calvin M.D. on pregnancy care, health care reform, and innovation

Has paying for your pregnancy left you with a bundle of bills? Next time try the BirthBundleTM.

Pregnancy is a big enough physical and emotional challenge for mothers (and to a much lesser extent fathers) without the additional complications of how to choose, arrange, and pay for care.   It is difficult to decide on the various options for … [Continue reading]

Catching Babies?

Attending birth is a better description than "catching babies".   Attendance denotes invitation catching suggests trespass, pursuit, and even violence.   Who is this about anyway? The baby catcher or the one … [Continue reading]

Evidence-based maternity care

If you want to understand labor and its variations I highly recommend reading the excellent comprehensive summary by Rebecca Dekker PhD RN APRN from the University of … [Continue reading]

When we admit the error of our obstetrical ….

Cesarean section rates have doubled over the last 25 years.    This has occurred without evidence of benefit to mothers or babies.  In fact, the increase in rates has been physically and financially detrimental.    There are some key causes of … [Continue reading]

A New Inspiring Primary Care Model

A week ago I heard a couple of speakers at an Ashoka Fellows symposium in St. Paul.  One was Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, founder of Iora Health  (http://www.iorahealth.com/).   Rushika is a talented and articulate physician who is starting from … [Continue reading]