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 the … [Continue reading] about When we admit the error of our obstetrical ….
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] about A New Inspiring Primary Care Model
At a lunch four years ago in Savannah, GA the godmother of US midwifery catalyzed my desire to help improve the maternity and newborn care system. I saw her again this week. The American Association of Birth Centers is holding its 30th annual … [Continue reading] about The godmother of US midwifery
Just over a year ago mothers started having babies at the Minnesota Birth Center (MBC). Tanya, Martha, and Mary-Signe provide great midwifery care along with their talented nursing colleagues. More than one hundred mothers and fathers have … [Continue reading] about Excitement at the Minnesota Birth Center
Today's New York Times has a front page article that lays out the reasons why pregnancy care needs reform: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 The solution is a … [Continue reading] about The Most Expensive Pregnancy Care in the World